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6. As an object falls toward Earth,  

a. the object does not exert a force on Earth.  

b. the object exerts a downward force on Earth.

c. Newton’s third law does not apply.  

d. the upward acceleration of Earth is negligible because of its large mass. 

 

Answer is D. However Why is the answer not B. It seems like the correct answer from what I learned in Physics R

 Aug 27, 2019

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the object exerts a force on Earth in the direction of Earth towards the object.  (Gravity is attractive)

 

This would be considered an upwards force on Earth.

 Aug 27, 2019
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the object exerts a force on Earth in the direction of Earth towards the object.  (Gravity is attractive)

 

This would be considered an upwards force on Earth.

Rom Aug 27, 2019

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