# What is the net force if you push a cart to the right with 5N of force and a friend pushes the cart to the left with 5N of force?

Aug 4, 2018

${F}_{\text{net}} = 0$

#### Explanation:

Let to the right be the positive direction. In that case, add the horizontal forces

${F}_{\text{net}} = 5 N + \left(- 5 N\right) = 0$

I hope this helps,
Steve