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# The tendency for an object in motion to remain in motion is called what?

Updated: 9/17/2023

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Newton's First Law of Motion states that an object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

The term inertia is also used to describe the resistance of an object to any change in its motion. If an object is not moving, it doesn't want to move. If it is moving, it doesn't want to change is speed or the direction it is moving. This is covered by Newton in his laws of motion.

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### What is tendency for an object in motion to remain in motion is called?

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