Item FM094002: If an object is slowing down, a force that is causing it to slow down must be greater than the sum of the forces that are pulling or pushing the object forward.

Which of the following statements is TRUE if a moving object is slowing down?

  1. A force within the object must be decreasing.
  2. A force that is pulling or pushing the object forward must be decreasing.
  3. A force that is causing the object to slow down must be increasing.
  4. A force that is causing the object to slow down must be greater than the sum of the forces that are pulling or pushing the object forward.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item FM094002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall41%
Grades 6–836%
Grades 9–1249%
Male43%
Female39%
Primary Language is English41%
Primary Language is not English37%

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