Misconception FMM116:

When force arrows are used to represent opposing forces, students think the greater force wins so that the total force is equal to the value of the greater force (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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FM074005

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

12%