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    Due to the drivers not paying attention, a small car and a big truck collide, both are initially moving at 5 mph towards each other. Compare the magnitude of the force the truck exerts on the car to the magnitude of the force the car exerts on the truck. Which vehicle would you rather ride in? Describe why you made your choice (Just keep it brief).

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    As the car and the truck collide, by Newton's third law of motion, they will exert equal and opposite forces on each other. From Newton's second law we know that force acting on a body F = ma where m is ...

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    The expert examines the actions and reactions to forces in collision. A clear explanation is provided.