Item FM100001: It is possible for an object to be moving at constant speed without a force pushing or pulling it.

Is it possible for an object to move at constant speed without a force pulling or pushing it?

  1. No, a constant force is needed to keep an object moving at constant speed.
  2. No, a force is needed to keep an object moving at constant speed, but it doesn’t have to be a constant force.
  3. Yes, an object will move at constant speed unless a force acts to change its motion.
  4. Yes, an object will move at constant speed as long as the force inside the object doesn’t run out.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item FM100001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall29%
Grades 6–826%
Grades 9–1235%
Male29%
Female29%
Primary Language is English29%
Primary Language is not English29%

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