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Question: A man claims he can safely hold

A man claims he can safely hold on to a 12.0-kg child in a head-on collision with a relative speed of 120-mi/h lasting for 0.10 s as long as he has his seat belt on.
(a) Find the magnitude of the average force needed to hold onto the child.
(b) Based on the result to part (a), is the man’s claim valid?
(c) What does the answer to this problem say about laws requiring the use of proper safety devices such as seat belts and special toddler seats?


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