Describe the collision of a runningback and a linebacker of equal mass running toward each other at equal speeds

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Describe the collision of a runningback and a linebacker of equal mass running toward each other at equal speeds.

Answer:

Since there are equal and opposite forces (one coming from the running back and the other coming from the linebacker), both the running back and the linebacker will move backwards with the same force. In an inelastic collision, both will come to a stop.

It is better to picture it as them running toward each other and not being anle to move past one another because their forces are equal.