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Newton's Laws

  1. Oct 11, 2009 #1
    Alright so I just wrote an AP physics test and one of the true or false questions was:

    A horse pulls a cart and the cart pulls back on the horse with the same force. Does the cart move? (the cart starts at rest)

    I said false because in order for an object to move it needs a net force but if the two opposing forces cancel out and the net force is zero then the object wont move.

    Is my though process right? or am I missing something here?
     
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  4. Oct 11, 2009 #3

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    If the the two opposing forces both pull on the same object they cancel out and the object wont move. But here the two opposing forces pull on two different objects.
     
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