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# Newton's Third Law of Motion: Action and Reaction

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When you lean up against a wall the wall hold you up because the wall is exerting an equal force back onto you which hold you up. Why would the result be different if you tried to lean up against a shower curtain?

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The action and reaction are always equal and opposite to each other.

When a person stands on the ground the force of gravity (weight) of the person acting downwards, try to bring him down, due to this the body pushes the ground downwards and in the reaction the ground applies an equal and ...

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The expert examines Newton's Third Law of Motion for action and reaction. Leaning up against a wall versus leaning up against a shower curtain is determined.

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