Answer :

Walking on the ground is possible due to friction. As we step forward using one of our feet, then the ground surface and the foot surface gets interlocked between each other's minute roughness, as a result of which that particular foot gets a support to let the other foot come forward, thus making the walking process more easier.

The layer of soap makes the floor smooth due to which the friction is reduced. This means that the soap acts as a lubricant when spilled on the floor. As the floor has some minute roughness which making the walking process easier, but due to the presence of soap, it fills the roughness, thus making the floor smooth and slippery.

So when a person tries to walk on such a floor then he/she loses grip or balance due to lack of support on any foot which is a result of less interlocking or even no interlocking. Therefore it is difficult to walk on a soapy floor.

- Q.1 Fill in the blanks. (a) Friction opposes the ______ between the surfaces in contact with each other. (b) Friction depends on the ______ of surfaces. (c) Friction produces ______ (d) The sprinkling of powder on the carrom board _______ friction. (e) Sliding friction is _______ than the static friction.
- Q.2 Four children were asked to arrange forces due to rolling, static and sliding frictions in a decreasing order. Their arrangements are given below. Choose the correct arrangement. (a) rolling, static, sliding (b) rolling, sliding, static (c) static, sliding, rolling (d) sliding, static, rolling
- Q.3 Alida runs her toy car on a dry marble floor, wet marble floor, newspaper and towel spread on the floor. The force of friction acting on the car on different surfaces in increasing order will be (a) wet marble floor, dry marble floor, newspaper and towel. (b) newspaper, towel, dry marble floor, wet marble floor. (c) towel, newspaper, dry marble floor, wet marble floor. (d) wet marble floor, dry marble floor, towel, newspaper.
- Q.4 Suppose your writing desk is tilted a little. A book kept on it starts sliding down. Show the direction of frictional force acting on it.
- Q.6 Explain why sportsmen use shoes with spikes.
- Q.7 Iqbal has to push a lighter box and Seema has to push a similar heavier box on the same floor. Who will have to apply a larger force and why?
- Q.8 Explain why sliding friction is less than static friction.
- Q.9 Give examples to show that friction is both a friend and a foe.
- Q.10 Explain why objects moving in fluids must have special shapes.

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