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If you hit a wall ,under what circumstances ,if any, will the force that you exert on...

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quddoos | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:28 AM via web

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If you hit a wall ,under what circumstances ,if any, will the force that you exert on the wall be greater than the force the wall exerts on you?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:39 AM (Answer #1)

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Newton's Third Law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When you strike the wall, the force exerted by you on the wall is equal in magnitude to the force that the wall exerts on you. The direction of the force exerted by the wall on you is opposite to the direction of force exerted by you on the wall. This is true under all circumstances.

There is never a case when the force exerted by you on a wall when you strike it is greater than the force exerted by the wall on you.

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