Can You make an object move faster than the speed it was hit?

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I believe the answer you are looking for is no. If object A collides with object B, it is only capable of accelerating object B to the same velocity as its own. Once it reaches that velocity, there is no further acceleration. For example, if a locomotive encounters a toy wagon, the toy wagon will be accelerated until it reaches the speed of the locomotive, but then there is no more acceleration so it does not go any faster than the locomotive.
 
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I believe the answer you are looking for is no. If object A collides with object B, it is only capable of accelerating object B to the same velocity as its own. Once it reaches that velocity, there is no further acceleration. For example, if a locomotive encounters a toy wagon, the toy wagon will be accelerated until it reaches the speed of the locomotive, but then there is no more acceleration so it does not go any faster than the locomotive.
As has already been discussed and answered in this thread, the above statements are simply not correct.

As the OP has already been answered, this thread is closed.
 

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