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Why Does a Gunman Get a Jerk on Firing a Bullet ? - Science

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Why does a gunman get a jerk on firing a bullet ?

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Solution

When a bullet is fired from a gun, the force pushing the bullet forward is equal to the force pushing the gun backward. However, because of the high mass of the gun, it moves only a little distance backward and gives a backward jerk or kick to the shoulder of the gunman.

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Lakhmir Singh Science Class 9 Physics
Chapter 2 Force and Laws of Motion
Short Answers | Q 18 | Page 74
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