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Question

Explain why a horse cannot pull a cart and run in empty space

Solution 1

In order to pull a cart, a horse pushes the ground backward with some force. The ground in turn exerts an equal and opposite reaction force upon the feet of the horse. This reaction force causes the horse to move forward.

An empty space is devoid of any such reaction force. Therefore, a horse cannot pull a cart and run in empty space

Solution 2

A horse by itself cannot move in space due to law of inertia and so cannot pull a cart in space.

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 NCERT Solution for Physics Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 5: Laws of Motion
Q: 23.1 | Page no. 111
Solution Explain Why A Horse Cannot Pull a Cart and Run in Empty Space Concept: Common Forces in Mechanics.
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