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Kinetic Energy and a Collision 
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Aug1510, 10:54 AM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A 8.5 kg steel ball, travelling left to right at 12 m/s, undergoes an elastic collision with a 5 kg steel ball at rest. To the nearest Joule, what is the Total Kinetic Energy of the two balls after collision? If the first ball has a mass of 10 kg and the second ball is travelling at it with a speed of 3 m/s, what is the velocity, to one decimal place, of the first ball after collision? What is the velocity of the second ball to one decimal place? 2. Relevant equations 1/2mv_{i}^{2}+1/2mv_{ii}^{2}=KE 3. The attempt at a solution Question 1: 1/2 (8.5)(12^{2})= 612 J Question 2 & 3: I'm not sure the equation needed to solve for the needed. I'm pretty sure that if I can get question 2 then the same method will be used to solve question 3. 


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