# What might happen if there was no friction in 5 sentences?

Friction prevents objects from slipping apart. Everything would slide to the lowest point if there was no friction. Climbing anything would be impossible. The only potential movement in the absence of friction would be to fall to a lower position under gravity.

In reality, there is always some degree of friction between any two surfaces attempting to move relative to one another. However, when these surfaces are very smooth, the amount of friction can become large enough to prevent motion.

If a car driver were to drive with the brake pads completely worn away, there would be no resistance against the wheel rotating and therefore it would continue to turn even after they released the accelerator pedal. This is because there is no longer any friction between the wheel and the road surface. A vehicle that is driven in this way will continue to roll until it comes to a stop due to friction or hydraulic pressure causing the brakes to apply.

The same thing could happen to a skateboarder riding down an almost-frictionless board. Since there is no resistance turning the wheel, they would keep rolling even though they had released the foot pump which causes the wheels to spin.

In conclusion, nothing would happen if there was no friction between any two surfaces trying to move relative to one another.

## What would happen if there was no friction between the five Brainly examples?

It would be difficult to travel in any direction other than down if there was no friction.

Friction is necessary for life to exist. Earth's surface is covered with friction pads called "foothills" which prevent large rocks from falling over too easily. Without this friction, many things would be broken up into smaller pieces which would not only be more dangerous but also would not be able to support life as we know it.

Friction can be natural or caused by man. Human-made friction includes brakes and gears. When cars need to stop quickly, the driver applies the brake which creates friction between the wheels and the road. This is natural friction and it is good because it prevents cars from moving forward while they are being driven away from danger.

Man-made friction includes everything from pencil sharpeners to flywheels. Pencil sharpeners use friction between two metal surfaces inside a barrel to create heat which melts some of the carbon in the lead core of the pencil and makes it softer. This increases the chance of getting sharp points instead of rounded ones. Flywheels are very fast-spinning wheels used to store energy.

## What will happen if the floor has no friction?

It resists motion, which means that if something is sliding on the floor, friction is the force that finally brings it to a halt. If there was no friction, the item would continue to glide indefinitely unless acted on by another force. This example shows that friction is necessary for any kind of movement.

The word "friction" comes from the Latin word fractus, meaning "broken". Before modern inventions such as wheels and engines, people used whatever materials were at hand to get their ideas across the ground. Skates, ice skates, and in-line skates all function on the same basic principle as a pair of shoes: a rigid object is pushed back and forth over a surface in order to move itself forward. However, instead of having leather or rubber soles, they have metal blades attached to its underside called "runners". The runners spread out the pressure over a large area of the surface so that it's not too hard on the ice or ground. Without friction, there would be no limit to how far these items could be moved by someone pushing them.

Friction is very important in vehicles because it gives us braking power when driving down the road. When your car hits the brakes, both front and rear wheels stop turning. This causes the vehicle to slow down because the momentum you gained while moving forwards is now being countered by the force of gravity.

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