A machine gun has a mass of 20kg. It fires 30g bullets at the rate of 400 bullets per second with a speed of 400 m/s. What force must be applied to the gun to keep it in position ?


 In the given problem, 

 m g =20kg ; v B =400m/s 

 mass of the bullet = 30g = 30×10 -3 kg 

 no. of bullets fired/sec = 400 


 For t = 1sec. 

 Total mass of bullets in 1second , = (400×30)/1000=12 kg 

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