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Homework Help: Cart Momentum question

  1. Apr 25, 2010 #1
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    A 63-kg student stands on a 34-kg cart that is free to move in any direction. The cart and student are moving together with a velocity of 3.2 m/s (W). The student then starts to walk so that her velocity is 1.8 m/s (25 degrees W of N) relative to the floor. Calculate the new veloicity of the cart

    If anyone knows how to approach/complete this problem. Please share. Thanks.
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  3. Apr 25, 2010 #2


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    Use conservation of linear momentum.
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