PhysicsIs it true that when a firefly hits a bus, each of them exerts the same force on the other because the firefly has less mass as compared to the mass of the bus?

Is it true that when a firefly hits a bus, each of them exerts the same force on the other because the firefly has less mass as compared to the mass of the bus?


  1. A
    True
  2. B
    False 

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    Solution:

    The above statement is true.
    When a firefly hits a bus, they exert the same force on each other because of newton's third law. which explains that "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." So, when the firefly hits the bus, it exerts a force on the bus, and simultaneously, the bus will exert an equal reaction force on the fly. But as the fly has less mass than the mass of the bus, the magnitude of the force by the fly will be very small compared to the force exerted by the bus on the fly.
     
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