I'm not really a bad student, but I just can't come up with an answer for this question: "You are driving along the highway and encounter an unavoidable situation. You must hit either an identical car moving toward you at the same velocity, or a large tree. Which do you choose?" Obviously, I need to determine which will exert a smaller force. However, because of Newton's third law, the tree will exert an equal force on the vehicle, and so will the other car. Can anyone help me out? Any advice would be appreciated.