# PHYSICS-LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS

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A dinner plate drops and breaks. This best illustrates the ______ law of THERMODYNAMICS
A. 1st
b. 2nd
c. 3rd
d. 4th

I am inclined to say the 1st because energy can be neither created nor destroyed, it can only change forms. Thus the plate falling lost it's energy as a whole, but the peices gained energy...maybe...idk...help please!

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