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When a person jumps off a boat, there is no force acting on the boat and thus it will stay still.


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True
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False
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Solution

The correct option is A True
According to Newton's third law of motion,
Every action must have an equal and opposite reaction.

When a person jumps off a boat, he exert a force on the boat that pushes the boat back. The boat also exerts an equal and opposite force on the person, which helps the person jump out.

Physics

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