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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

E^2=m^2~p^2

k mass = 497.7Mev/c^2 pion mass = 139.6 Mev/c^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

Using the rest frame i figured that E_pi=m_k/2

so

P_pi = sqrt(E_pi^2 - m_pi^2)

the pion energy is half of the k meson mass so substituting that i end up with 206Mev/c for each pion.

So if momentum is conserved then surely 2*P_pi should be P_k in the frame where the k meson is moving?

so using E=sqrt(497.7^2 + 412^2) I got 646Mev for the k meson energy.

Is this a valid method where I used the rest frame to find the momenta of the pions first?