# Why does not equal and opposite forces cancel out ?

bharat bajaj IIT Delhi
9 years ago
Equal and opposite forces do cancel out.
Are you talking about action and reaction forces??
Cosider this :
If you are pushing a table , you are applying a force on the table . and this is the action force.

Action force acts on the table and not upon you.

The table exerts an equal but opposite force on you . This force is called reaction force .
The reaction force acts on you and not upon the table .

You have to consider the force acting on one and the same object to determine the motion of the object. Hence, these forces do not cancel out.
THanks
Bharat Bajaj
IIT Delhi
Harshakavya
35 Points
9 years ago
due to the  newton’s third law.that doesn’t change.
Ansh Patel
24 Points
9 years ago
Equal and opposite forces do not cancel out since they act on different bodies
Ansh Patel
24 Points
9 years ago
Equal and opposite forces do not cancel out since the action force and reaction force  act on different bodies
Ansh Patel
24 Points
9 years ago
Equal and opposite forces dont cancel out since the action force and the reaction force act on different objects.

Ansh Patel
24 Points
9 years ago
Equal and opposite forces dont cancel out since the action force and the reaction force act on different objects.

Ansh Patel
24 Points
9 years ago
Equal and opposite forces dont cancel out since the action force and the reaction force act on different objects.