while driving down the road,a firefly strikes the windsheild of a bud and makes a quite obvious mess in front of the face of the driver.this is a clear case of newtons third law of motion .the firefly hit the the bus and the bus hits the firefly.which of the two force is greater:the force on the firefly or the force on the bus?

  •  According to Newton's third law of motion, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
  • Hence, the force on the fly is same as the force on the bus, but act in opposite direction.

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  • The force on the firefly is greater because the bus was moving at a much higher velocity than that of the firefly.
  • The bus also had a larger mass than the firefly.
  • Therefore, the force exerted by the bus on the firefly was greater.
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