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Average Force

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Homework Statement



An Airplane is traveling at 225 m/s when it strikes a weather balloon (m=1.82 kg) which can be considered to..?
be at the rest relative to the ground below. After the collision, the balloon is caught on the fuselage and is traveling with the airplane. The collision takes place over a time interval of 4.44 x 10-3 N. What is the average force that the balloon exerts on the airplane?


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Homework Statement



An Airplane is traveling at 225 m/s when it strikes a weather balloon (m=1.82 kg) which can be considered to..?
be at the rest relative to the ground below. After the collision, the balloon is caught on the fuselage and is traveling with the airplane. The collision takes place over a time interval of 4.44 x 10-3 N. What is the average force that the balloon exerts on the airplane?
Is that all the data given?
4.44 x 10-3 is seconds, right?

This looks like change in momentum problem.
 
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Yes that is the only info available and the following are the answers to choose from:

a. 415 N
b. 2.78 x 104 N
c. 922 x 104 N
d. 4.61 x 105 N
e. 5.07 x 106 N

I just need help finding the formula that I need to use. Thanks for trying to help!
 

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