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The greater the acceleration, the greater the ______ exerted on an object.

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boogalou1000 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM via iOS

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The greater the acceleration, the greater the ______ exerted on an object.

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tjbrewer | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM (Answer #1)

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"The greater the acceleration the greater the _____ exerted on an object."  The Correct answer would be "force." 

The greater the acceleration the greater the force exerted on an object. 

The question is about the relationship force = mass x acceleration.  Since the question doesn't mention the mass of the object, it must remain constant.  The question does indicate the acceleration increases so the only remaining variable is force.  The faster a given mass accelerates the greater the force that must be exerted on it to achieve the acceleration. 

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