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Newton’s Third Law of Motion and some doubts

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Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that

“Every action has equal and opposite reaction”

In other words,

“Whenever a body exerts a force on another body, the second body exerts an equal and opposite force on the first body”

 Osho Garg asks:

“if a person is sitting on a chair both the chair and person exert force against it so we called that ” there is always an equal and opposite reaction ” but for example a elephant of mass 584 kg sit on a chair, the chair will broke.  So what we called for this . Please explain.

 

Answer:

When an elephant “sits” on a chair, it breaks because it cannot give the “equal reaction” and  it “yields” to it.

Therefore, here the force is doing “work”.

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