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Homework Help: Confused on conservation of momentum?

  1. Oct 4, 2005 #1
    Somebody throws me a ball with mass .400 [tex]kg[/tex] at velocity 10.0 [tex]m/s[/tex]. My mass is 65.5 [tex]kg[/tex].

    1. If I catch the ball, with what speed do the ball and I move afterwards?

    Shouldn't the answer be [tex](.400)(10.0=(65.9)(v_2)[/tex], where [tex]v_2=.0607[/tex][tex]m/s[/tex]?
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2005 #2

    Doc Al

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    That's correct. (Assuming no other forces act on you.)
     
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