1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two billiard balls of equal mass move at right angles and meet at the origin of an xy coordinate system. Initially ball A is moving along the y axis at +2.0 m/s, and ball B is moving to the right along the x axis with speed +3.7 m/s. After the collision (assumed elastic), the second ball is moving along the positive y axis. What is the final direction of ball A, and what are the speeds of the two balls? 2. Relevant equations x direction: mbvb=mava'cosθa y direction: mava=mava'sinθa+mbvb'sinθb conservation of KE: va2+vb2=va'2+vb'2 Alright, so I've played around with the equations and I just cannot seem to arrive at the solution by myself. I do have the solutions manual and I understand the way in which they arrived at the solution, but I honestly would never have thought to manipulate the equations in the way they did. So, I'm posting the problem on here to see if you guys have an alternative way to solve these types of problems.