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Compairing the momentum of two bodies on condition having equal kinetic energies

  1. Apr 11, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If two bodies one light and other heavy have equal kinetic energies, which one has a greater momentum.


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    3. The attempt at a solution

    the way i am solving this problem is , i am assigning any arbitrary values to both masses and velocity of any one body and calculating the velocity of 2nd body by implementing the condition given in the statement i.e. equal kinetic energies. And then after getting value of second velocity putting all the values in to momentum relation and compairing them.
    Am i right?
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2012 #2

    berkeman

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    That sounds like the right approach. Can you show us your work?
     
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