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While moving at a constant speed on a level, snowy surface, a snowmobile rider throws a snowball vertically up-
wards. If the snowmobile continues moving at a constant velocity, the ball returns to the driver. Explain, using one of Newton's Laws of Motion why the ball lands ahead of the driver if the snowmobile stops.

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  • The ball lands ahead of the driver if the snowmobile stops in obedience to the law of inertia.

    According to Newton's first law of motion, an object continues in its state of rest or uniform motion unless it is acted upon by an unbalanced external force. This is also known as the law of inertia.

    The law of inertia explains the reluctance of an object to stop when it has started moving and also the reluctance of objects to start moving. The ball lands ahead of the driver if the snowmobile stops in obedience to the law of inertia.

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