Subject: If every action has an equal but opposite reaction, how can anything move?
Date: Mon Feb 4 22:12:36 2002
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Area of science: Physics
Newton's third law states that every action has an equal but opposite
reaction. Every force has an opposing force. So, then, how is it that
anything can move at all?
If I am pushing on a box with a force of 50N, and it is pushing back with the
same force of 50N in the opposite direction, how is it that I can move it if
the forces cancel out?
Thank you for any help you can provide.
Re: If every action has an equal but opposite reaction, how can anything move?
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