Two persons manag

Let, the force applied by each person be F.

So,

Total force applied by two persons = F + F

= 2F (i)

Force of friction, f = 2F (ii)

Now, when three persons apply force to push the motorcar, then:

Total force applied by three persons = F + F + F

= 3F (iii)

Now, the total force applied by three persons is 3F whereas the opposing force of friction is f.

Force that produces acceleration = 3Ff (iv)

As from equation (ii),

f = 2F

Force that produces acceleration = 3F – 2F

= F

Now, Force = Mass × Acceleration

F = m × a

= 1200 × 0.2

= 240 N

Therefore, each person pushes the motorcar with a force of 240 N

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