Physics

Which situation describes a force acting at a distance? A.Moving water carries a leaf along a stream. B. A paper clip is pulled toward a magnet. C.Running horses kick dirt all over a field. D.The wind blows a piece of paper up into the air.

BabydollBlake:

Which one here do you know we can get rid of?

lucasp16:

B. A paper clip is pulled toward a magnet. All of the other options show forces that make direct physical contact with the affected object; the water touches the leaf, the horses touch the dirt, and the air molecules that move in the wind touch the paper. When an object is magnetically attracted to something, its attraction occurs because of interaction between the two objects' magnetic fields; this force does not require a close proximity between the objects and thus can be described as a force acting from a distance.

BabydollBlake:

Uhh, it's good that you're helping but heads up. Don't give out the answers

Thank you so much!!

lucasp16:

@BabydollBlake Oh wait I just came from Brainly... I take it that's frowned upon here?

lucasp16:

BabydollBlake:

$$\color{#0cbb34}{\text{Originally Posted by}}$$ @lucasp16 @BabydollBlake Oh wait I just came from Brainly... I take it that's frowned upon here? $$\color{#0cbb34}{\text{End of Quote}}$$ Yes, it is, but thank you for taking what I said so kindly. Its a rule now to give direct answers

BabydollBlake:

not* sorry

lucasp16:

Oh ok thank you, I'll take note of that next time :/

BabydollBlake:

No problem!