Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Newton's Third Law - Conceptual Questions: 9

Answer

We can think of the system consisting of both teams and the rope. The friction from the ground exerts horizontal forces on the system. Whichever team is able to push harder on the ground will be able to win the contest.

Work Step by Step

We can think of the system consisting of both teams and the rope. The friction from the ground exerts horizontal forces on the system. Whichever team is able to push harder on the ground will be able to win the contest.
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