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

Balanced forces, which are also equal and opposite, cancel out because they act on the same object. Action and reaction forces, in contrast, act on different objects, so they don't cancel out. In fact, they often result in motion. Compare and contrast action-reaction forces and balanced forces.

Similarly, it is asked, how are action and reaction forces different?

According to Newton's third law, for every action force there is an equal (in size) and opposite (in direction) reaction force. Forces always come in pairs - known as "action-reaction force pairs." Together, these two forces exerted upon two different objects form the action-reaction force pair.

How are action and reaction forces related to magnitude and direction?

These two forces are always equal in magnitude, but opposite in direction. These forces act on different objects and so they do not cancel each other. Thus, Newton's Third Law of Motion describes the relationship between the forces of interaction between two objects. This is the reaction force.

What is the action and the reaction force when you sit down on a chair?

action force is your weight pushing down on the chair. The reaction force is the force exerted by the chair that pushes up on your body and is equal to your weight. objects have inertia.