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Answer to Question #4368 in Mechanics | Relativity for Megan LaFever

Question #4368
Freddy Frog drops vertically from a tree onto a horizontally moving skateboard. The skateboard slows. Give two reasons for this, one in terms of a horizontal friction force between Freddy’s feet and the skateboard, and one in terms of momentum conservation.
Expert's answer
1. The larger is the mass of the bodythe bigger is the friction between 2 surfaces.
2. As the mass with frog is bigger thanwithout it then the speed must be slower.

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