Question
Assertion

When a bus starts suddenly, a person standing in it falls backwards.

Reason

It is due to inertia of rest.

When a bus starts suddenly, a person standing in it falls backwards.

A

Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion

B

Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion

C

Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect

D

Assertion is incorrect but Reason is correct

Easy
Updated on : 2022-09-05
Solution
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Correct option is A)

When the bus is at rest, there is inertia of being at rest i.e. inertia to avoid motion.
Therefore when the bus starts suddenly, this inertia tries to keep the person in the same position as it was earlier i.e. at rest.
In this case foot of the person moves forward while the upper part of the body(like head) remains constant and person falls backward.

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