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5. If action is always equal to the reaction, explain how horses can pull a cart?

5. If action is always equal to the reaction, explain how horses can pull a cart?

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60796 Points
one year ago
The third law of motion states that action is always equal to the reaction but they act on two different bodies. In this case the horse exerts a force on the ground with its feet while walking, the ground exerts an equal and opposite force on the feet of the horse, which enables the horse to move forward and the cart is pulled by the horse.

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