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## Homework Statement

Two hockey pucks of equal mass undergo a collision

on a hockey rink. One puck is initially at rest, while

the other is moving with a speed of 5.4 m/s. After the

collision, the velocities of the pucks make angles of

33° and 46° relative to the original velocity of the

moving puck. Determine the speed of each puck after the

collision.

V1i=5.4m/s

m1=m2

V2i= 0

V1'=?

V2'=?

## Homework Equations

P=P'

M1V1+M2V2=M1V1'+M2V2'

Eki=Ekf

1/2mv1i^2+1/2mv2i^2=1/2mv1'^2+1/2mv2'^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

k so i understand we have two unknowns and thus we should have two unknown equations.

so ..

M1V1+M2V2=M1V1'+M2V2'

masses equal so they can be cancelled

and we know V2=0 so that whole part is removed

v1= v1'+v2'

5.4= v1'+v2'

5.4-v1'=v2'

^^ first unknown equation

now when i place it into 1/2mv1i^2+1/2mv2i^2=1/2mv1'^2+1/2mv2'^2

it does not give me the right answer or better yet i do not know how to continue on from this i always get

5.4-v2^2=5.4-v2^2+v2'^2

can someone please explain ...thank you in advance.