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    Okay so I have to get this assignment done and I have to get 30 out of 42 to pass. Obviously every mark counts and I'm really struggling with this one. It's:

    "An object is placed at rest on the ground. Explain clearly all of the forces acting on the object, and why it remains at rest."
    This doesn't make sense and at first I thought it was a trick question but the total marks is 4 so obviously it's not. Does anyone know the answer?
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    (Original post by Kpoptrash)
    Okay so I have to get this assignment done and I have to get 30 out of 42 to pass. Obviously every mark counts and I'm really struggling with this one. It's:

    "An object is placed at rest on the ground. Explain clearly all of the forces acting on the object, and why it remains at rest."
    This doesn't make sense and at first I thought it was a trick question but the total marks is 4 so obviously it's not. Does anyone know the answer?
    One force acting on it is gravity, which pulls the object down. And surely if there wasn’t an opposing force pushing back on it (the ground pushes it back) then it would just fall through the ground.
    The two forces are equal which is why it doesn’t move.
    Two of Newton’s laws (can’t remember which ones) says that each force has an equal but opposite reaction, and also that an object will remain at rest unless a great enough force acts upon it.
    Hope this helps
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