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Balanced forces

Forces are just pushes and pulls in a particular direction.

Forces are shown by arrows in diagrams. The direction of the arrow shows the direction in which the force is acting. The bigger the arrow, the bigger the force.

If two forces are balanced, it means the forces are the same size but are acting in opposite directions.

Balanced forces do not change motion

If two balanced forces are acting on an object, that object will not change its motion.

  • If it is still, it will stay still.

  • If it is moving, it will continue moving, in the same direction and at the same speed.

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