Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

By: Gracie Faver

Tug of war is a great example of an unbalanced force because the two people are pulling on the rope with different amounts of force.
This is an example of an unbalanced force because the larger bear is applying more force on the seesaw than the smaller bear.

The  left image is an example of a balanced force because the amount of force is equal, The right is an unbalanced force because they are pushing the door with dffrent amounts of force.

Gravity is pulling down on the chairs and the Earth is pushing up on the chairs creating an equal/ balanced force.
The box is being pushed on by both sides with equal force therefore creating a balanced force.

Balanced and unbalanced forces are different because unbalanced forces have two different amounts of pressure / force being applied, and a balanced force has two equal amounts of force being applied. Balanced forces typically stay still and unbalanced forces typically result in movement. 

Citations-

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Cox, Elena. "Unbalanced Force: Definition, Example & Quiz." N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

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