# Does a boy in rest have momentum?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 1, 2018

Well, technically yes... and no.

#### Explanation:

Momentum is given by the equation:

where:

#p# is the momentum of the object

#m# is the mass of the object

#v# is the velocity of the object

Since the boy's at rest, his velocity is

We can say in physics that **the boy has no momentum**. However, in a philosophical sense, we could also claim that **yes, the boy has momentum, but its value is #0#.**

So, in my opinion, the answer depends on which way you're thinking from.