SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 401: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 401

7. Golden Glove boxers, who are amateurs, use larger, more padded gloves than professional boxers use. The amateur boxers are more protected from injury because

A. the larger glove exerts a larger impulse on the boxer.
B. the larger glove exerts a larger force on the boxer.
C. the larger glove exerts more energy on the boxer.
D. the larger glove increases time of impact on the boxer.
E. the larger glove increases the power exerted on the boxer.

Correct Answer: D


The correct answer is (D). The larger amount of padding in the amateur gloves causes the time of impact to be increased, which results in less force being exerted.

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