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The Dragon Fly and The Delivery Van

A dragon fly flies down a isolated Texas road looking to eat mosquitoes when suddenly it collides head-on with a big delivery van. You know the results but can you say whether the forces on the dragon fly and the van are equal or unequal and can you justify your answer with physics?


This is a classic question where the reaction to the answer is usually "No way! That can't be right!" Consider Newton's 3rd Law of Motion for the 'unreasonable' answer. BruceS