5. A child pushes a desk with a force of 15 N to the right. The desk accelerates to the right. Which of the following statements correctly represents Newton’s third law and the interaction between the child and desk?

1)The desk exerted slightly more than 15 N of force on the child, but the force is directed to the left.
2)The desk exerted slightly less than 15 N of force on the child, but the force is directed to the left.
3) The desk did not exert any force on the child.
4) The desk exerted exactly 15 N of force on the child, but the force is directed to the left.

I think the answer is 4 because Newton's third law states "for every action, an equal and opposite reaction results." and that option mirrors the question and Newton's law?

  1. 👍 4
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 1,141
  1. is this right

    1. 👍 1
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    A shopper in a supermarket pushes a loaded 32 kg cart with a horizontal force of 12 N. How far will the cart move in 3.5 s if the shopper places an 85 N child in the cart before pushing? I don't know how I can add the 85 N to the

  2. Grade 12 physics

    At the beach, 3 children pull on a floating toy. Child 1 plus with a force of 15N [N 24°E], child 2 pulls south and child 3 pulls west. The net force of the toy is zero. Assume that there are no other significant forces acting on

  3. physics

    A shopper pushes a grocery cart 20.0 m at constant speed on level ground, against a 35.0 N frictional force. He pushes in a direction 25.0º below the horizontal. (a) What is the work done on the cart by friction? (b) What is the

  4. Physics

    A man pushes on a piano of mass 180 kg so that it slides at a constant velocity of 12.0 cm/s down a ramp that is inclined at 11.0degrees above the horizontal. No appreciable friction is acting on the piano. Calculate the magnitude

  1. physics

    What force would be required for Steve to do as much work when he pushes at ϕ=40∘ as when he pushes in the ϕ=0 direction?

  2. physics

    An autographed baseball rolls off of a 0.82 m high desk and strikes the floor 0.28 m away from the desk. How fast was it rolling on the desk before it fell off? The acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s 2

  3. Physical Science

    A man pushes his child in a grocery cart. The total mass of the cart and child is 30.0 kg. If the force of friction on the cart is 15.0 N, how hard does the man have to push so that the cart accelerates at 1.50 m/s/s?

  4. Physics

    Two movers push horizontally on a refrigerator. One pushes due north with a force of 150 N and the other pushes due east with a force of 200 N. (a) Find the direction and magnitude of the resultant force on the refrigerator.

  1. Phys.1200

    Suppose two children push horizontally, but in exactly opposite directions, on a third child in a wagon. The first child exerts a force of 73.0 N, the second a force of 95.0 N, friction is 14.0 N, and the mass of the third child

  2. physics

    A merry go round in the park has a radius of 1.8 m and a rotational inertia of 900 kg-m^2. A child pushes the merry go round with a constant force of 80 N applied at the edge and parrallel to the edge. A frictional torque of 12 Nm

  3. Math

    A child's desk is made so that the dimensions are two-thirds the dimensions of a full-size adult desk. Suppose the top of the full-size desk measures 54 inches long by 36 inches wide. What is the perimeter and area of the topof

  4. Physics

    A child pushes a toy box 4.0m along the floor with the force of 6.00 N directed downward at an angle 37 degrees to the horizontal. a. How much work does the child do?" b. Would you expect more or less work to be done if the child

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.