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A book is on top of a table. Earth's gravity exerts a constant force of 15N on the book. Why does the book not move as a result of this force?

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  1. The table exerts an equal upward force or 15 N on the book. The net force is zero.

    posted by drwls
  2. the force of gravity is balanced by the force of friction

    posted by Emiliy

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