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A-Level momentum question

  1. Aug 11, 2012 #1
    first post so here goes: this question isn't hard but i can't seem to get the answer i should have.

    'a car of mass 1050kg runs into the back of car b which is stationary with mass 1200kg. car A was moving at 50mph immediately before impact. after impact, the vehicles are locked together'

    calculate the speed at which the 2 vehicles move immediately after collision and the amount of kinetic energy lost in the collision. what has happened to this energy?

    any help appreciated. thank you!
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  4. Aug 11, 2012 #3

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