Item FM098002: A moving snowmobile will slow down the entire time that the force of the wind moving toward the snowmobile is greater than the force moving the snowmobile forward.

A person is riding a snowmobile in a snowy field. Suddenly, a very strong wind begins to blow toward the oncoming snowmobile, and the wind continues to blow for a while. During the time the wind is blowing, the force of the wind is greater than the force that is moving the snowmobile forward.

What will happen to the speed of the snowmobile while the strong wind is blowing?

  1. The snowmobile will slow down for a while and then move at a slower constant speed.
  2. The snowmobile will move at constant speed for a while, and then slow down.
  3. The snowmobile will move at constant speed the entire time.
  4. The snowmobile will slow down the entire time.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item FM098002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall30%
Grades 6–830%
Grades 9–1231%
Male33%
Female27%
Primary Language is English31%
Primary Language is not English22%

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