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You Are Standing with Your Bag in Your Hands, on the Ice in the Middle of a Pond. the Ice is So Slippery that It Can Offer No Friction. How Can You Come Out of the Ice? - Physics

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You are standing with your bag in your hands, on the ice in the middle of a pond. The ice is so slippery that it can offer no friction. How can you come out of the ice?

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Solution

By throwing the bag in one direction, we gain some velocity in the opposite direction as per the law of conservation of linear momentum. In this way we can come out of the ice easily.

Concept: Laws of Friction
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HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 6 Friction
Short Answers | Q 10 | Page 96
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