# Newton's third law: Rower makes boat move forward

## Homework Statement

Use Newton's third law to explain how a rower makes his rowing boat move forward through the water.

## Homework Equations

no equations required

## The Attempt at a Solution

According to Newton's third law, there is a reaction force for every action force. In this case, the action force of the rower using the paddle to push the water has a reaction force of the water pushing back on the boat with an equal but opposite force, propelling the boat forward.

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