## Warda is driving her car down the street. She has a teddy bear sitting on the back seat. A dog runs in front of Warda’s car, so she quickly

Question

Warda is driving her car down the street. She has a teddy bear sitting on the back seat. A dog runs in front of Warda’s car, so she quickly applies the brakes. The force of the brakes causes the car to stop, but the teddy bear continues to move forward until it hits the car’s dashboard.

The teddy bear did not stop at the same time as the car because

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3 days 2021-07-19T22:47:58+00:00 1 Answers 2 views 0

The teddy bear did not stop at the same time as the car because of inertia.

Explanation:

The teddy bear did not stop at the same time as the car because of inertia.

Inertia is a resistance of an object to change its state of motion so if an object is moving it will continue the movement until a force act on it, and vice-versa if an object is at rest it will continue in that state until a force act on it.

Hence, when the teddy bear was in the back seat and the car suddenly stops, the teddy kept moving forward because that was the direction of motion of the car (the teddy bear was moving forward with the car). The force of the brakes acts on the car but not on the teddy bear (not directly), that is why this force does not change the state of motion of the teddy bear.

Therefore, the teddy bear did not stop at the same time as the car because of inertia.

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