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A small car gets into a head on collision with an 18-wheeler. During the collision, which vehicle
has a larger magnitude force acting on it? During the collision which vehicle's acceleration has
the larger magnitude? Explain your answers.
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A small car gets into a head on collision with an 18-wheeler. During the collision, which vehicle has a larger magnitude force acting on it? During the collision which vehicle's acceleration has the larger magnitude? Explain your answers.

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Newton's third law of motion states that to every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction
According to the newton's law, for the collision, the forces acting on the two vehicles are equal in
magnitude and opposite in direction. The force exerted by the car on the 18-wheeler will be equal and
opposite to the force exerted by the 18-wheeler on the small car. Thus, both vehicles have same
magnitude of force acting on it.
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Newton's third law of motion states that to every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction According to the newton's law, for the collision, the forces acting on the two vehicles are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. The force exerted by the car on the 18-wheeler will be equal and opposite to the force exerted by the 18-wheeler on the small car. Thus, both vehicles have same magnitude of force acting on it.

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