# Question #c26f8

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#### Explanation:

From Newton's second law, we know

Where

Now, by definition of momentum,

We thus have,

For a constant mass

By definition of acceleration,

We therefore have the result,

Now, for a zero external force,

For a non zero mass, we have

In other words, when no (net) external force acts on the body, if it is in rest, it continues to be in it's state of rest or if it is moving along a straight line, it continues to move along it neither gaining nor losing speed.

This is the Newton's first law.