Item FM074005: The length of force arrows pointing on an object from opposite directions can be used to determine the total force on the object.

In the drawing below, the arrows labeled Force 1 and Force 2 represent two forces acting on an object. The directions of the arrows show the directions of the forces, and the lengths of the arrows represent the strengths of the forces.

Which total force is equal to the two forces acting on the object?

Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 3549
6–8
n = 2254
9–12
n = 1285
Male
n = 1695
Female
n = 1781
English
n = 3196
Other
n = 281
A. 38% 46% 25% 33% 43% 38% 44%
B. 12% 13% 11% 11% 14% 13% 11%
C. 40% 32% 53% 46% 34% 40% 33%
D. 10% 9% 10% 10% 10% 9% 12%