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In each of the four scenarios illustrated below, a constant force, $F$, is being exerted toward the right on two solid boxes. The boxes proceed to move on a frictionless surface. The total mass of the system remains constant.

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Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

Consider the normal force on the left block exerted by the block on the right. Rank those forces from highest to lowest force.

A

$\text{Scenario 2} > \text{Scenario 4} > \text{Scenario 3} > \text{Scenario 1}$

B

$\text{Scenario 1} > \text{Scenario 3} > \text{Scenario 4} > \text{Scenario 2}$

C

$\text{Scenario 1} = \text{Scenario 2} = \text{Scenario 3} = \text{Scenario 4}$

D

$\text{Scenario 1} = \text{Scenario 2} > \text{Scenario 3} = \text{Scenario 4}$

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