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# Does the heaviness of a toy car affect how far it will go off a ramp?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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10y ago

yes, it does. Since gravity effects the car going up a ramp, and the independant variable is the amout of gravity acting upon the car (weight), the more the weight, the slower the car goes up, and since the momentum of the car is weakened, it doesn't go as far. Think of newton 2nd law of motion: The relationship between an object's mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F = ma (in this law the direction of the force vector is the same as the direction of the acceleration vector).

The object's mass also effects it's speed and acceleration, it makes the car take more force in order to move it up the ramp if it's mass is increased. thus, proving the answer: yes.

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