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Homework Help: Collison problem, bullet embeds itself inself in a block

  1. Sep 26, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A bullet of mass 0.125 kg traveling horizontally at a speed of 150 m/s embeds itself in a block of mass 2.5 kg that is sitting at rest on a nearly frictionless surface.

    What is the speed of the block after the bullet embeds itself in the block?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 26, 2009 #2


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    Conservation of momentum will get you started.
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