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If an object is not accelerating, how many forces act on it?

If an object is not accelerating, how many forces act on it?

1. 0

2. 2

3. 1

4. 3

5. Unable to determine

A

The correct answer is 0 – zero net forces act on the object.

Explanation:

According to Newton’s second law, “the object acceleration is directly proportional to the net force and inversely proportional to its mass”.

The mass of this object cannot equal zero, but the instructions state that the acceleration is also zero. Therefore, we can conclude that there are zero forces acting on this object.

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