Two 75.0 kg hockey players skating at 5.90 m/s collide and stick together. If the angle between their initial directions was 135°, what is their speed after the collision? (Let the motion of player 1 be in the positive x-direction and the motion of player 2 be at an angle of 135° measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis.)
also the answer is to be the velocity in the x direction, and the velocity in the y direction
I've tried a bunch relating to momentum..
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried using trig, but there must be and easier way that I'm missing
The collision between a hammer and a nail can be considered to be approximately elastic. Estimate the kinetic energy acquired by a 11 g nail when it is struck by a 550 g hammer moving with an initial speed of 4.9 m/s.
I know that KE = .5mv^2 and that this is elastic, therefore the initial KE must equal the final KE. I got 2.4, which seems close, but still incorrect.