Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Science

Book: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Science

Chapter: 12. Friction

Subject: Physics - Class 8th

Q. No. 44 of Short Answer Type Questions

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Explain why:

(a) A pencil will write on paper but not on glass.

(b) climbing a greasy pole is very difficult.

(a) A pencil is made up of graphite. The paper surface offers more friction to the pencil when we write on the paper, in this way when the pencil is rubbed on the paper, some bits of graphite come on the paper and we are able to write. But glass offers no friction to the pencil, therefore we can’t write on a glass with pencil.

(b) Climbing a greasy pole is very difficult because the greasy pole offers very less friction to the feet of the person climbing on it. Du to which, the person slips down again and again.

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