Which of the following has largest Inertia?

By K Balaji|Updated : December 2nd, 2022

1. An inkpot

2. A pin

3. Your body

4. None of the above

Our body has the largest inertia. Therefore option 3 is the correct answer here. Inertia is the tendency of undisturbed objects to stay at rest or to keep moving with the same velocity. Therefore, the first law of motion is also known as the law of inertia. When the brake is applied the car slows down but our body tends to continue in the same state of motion because of its inertia. The human body will have the largest inertia as it has more mass out of all the other objects mentioned.

Law of Inertia

Newton's First Law is also known as the Law of Inertia. According to it, a body stays at rest or in uniform motion unless an unbalanced force destabilizes it. Inertia is when an object resists the change that comes its way. It is directly proportional to its mass. A massive or heavier object offers larger inertia. It is measured by the mass of an object. The mass and inertia can be related in the following ways:

  • The property of an object to remain at rest when it is at rest or to keep moving if it is moving is called inertia.
  • When the bus starts suddenly our body tends to be at rest and it opposes the motion because of inertia.
  • When the striker of carrom hits the bottom coin strongly it moves out quickly and the other coins ‘fall’ vertically on the table because of inertia.


Which of the following has the largest Inertia?

Out of the given options, option 3 (Your body) will have the largest inertia. The natural tendency of an object to resist a change in its state of motion or of rest is inertia. As per the law of inertia, the human body will have the largest inertia out of all other options as it has a higher mass which results in higher inertia.

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