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What does Newton’s third law state?

Whenever two objects interact, the forces they exert on each other are equal and opposite


What are characteristics of action reaction forces?

They act in the opposite direction, at the same magnitude and are the same type of force


What are action reaction forces?

A pair of forces acting on two interactive objects


What is an equilibrium situation?

Where nothing is moving


What is the difference between action reaction forces and balanced forces?

Balanced forces act on the same object and action reaction forces act of different objects


What happens to the action and reaction forces in a collision?

The forces are the same size but they don’t necessarily have the same effects of the two objects as they have different masses