Force can be applied in either same direction or different direction



Force Applied in Same Direction

Force Applied in Same Direction add to one another

Example

If one person pushes a heavy box,it is more difficult

But if 2 person push a heavy box,it is easier



Force Applied in Different Direction

In this case, net force is difference between 2 forces

Example

If 2 person push box in opposite direction,box will not move

(as both forces are equal)

But if one person is stronger than another and put more force,

It will move towards direction of weaker person

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Another example is tug-of-war game

 

Tug-of-War Game

It is a game in which 2 groups pull the rope in opposite directions

Example

If 2 groups pull the the rope in opposite direction,rope will not move

(as both forces are equal)

But if one group is stronger than another and pull with more force

It will move towards the direction of the stronger group

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  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 11 Class 8 - Force And Pressure

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