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Homework Help: A fly on a windshield

  1. Oct 15, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known dataA stationary 0.195 gram fly encounters the windshield of a 1375 kg automobile traveling at 116 km/h, and sticks to it. What is the change in speed of the car due to the fly

    2. Relevant equations V(1f)=(m1-m2/m1+m2)V(1i)+ (2m2/m1+m2)V(2i)

    3. The attempt at a solution 1374.99/1375.00=(.9999x116) +0=115.998 116-115.98=0.00116 but its telling me thats wrong....
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  3. Oct 15, 2012 #2
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  4. Oct 15, 2012 #3
    i kinda see what you're doing and it seems similar to what i was doing but i dont see where u got some of your numbers
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  5. Oct 15, 2012 #4


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