Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion - Misconceptual Questions: 3

Answer

Choice D.

Work Step by Step

This is similar to a tug of war. Both Matt and the truck have the same magnitude of force acting on them due to the rope. But Matt pushes harder against the ground, and by Newton’s third law, the ground pushes harder on him, making a net force on him that propels him forward.
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