SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 527: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 527


An object on a string is traveling in a circular path as shown. If the string breaks when the object is at point Z, which pathway will the object follow?

A. Pathway A
B. Pathway B
C. Pathway C
D. Pathway D
E. Pathway E

Correct Answer: D


The correct answer is (D). When the string breaks, the object travels in a straight-line tangent to the circular pathway it had followed.

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