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Physics

In what direction does an applied force move an object?

A.

in the same direction as the force

B.

independent of the force

C.

in the opposite direction of the force

D.

perpendicular to the force

A.

in the same direction as the force

B.

independent of the force

C.

in the opposite direction of the force

D.

perpendicular to the force

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When you apply force on an object you 'accelerate' it. Of courese if there are no other forces, if there are some other forces, you will have to find the net force, and that will give you the direction for acceleration. Now why does an object acceleratee ? The formula for force is, mass times acceleration [tex]F=m\cdot a[/tex] . That means if an mass is accelerating that means a force is applied to it basicly. So acceleration has a direction. A object's acceleration's direction shows where the object will move. Meaning the answer is. A.

in the same direction as the force (btw acceleration and the net force have the same direction)

in the same direction as the force (btw acceleration and the net force have the same direction)