a hockey player of mass 80 kg was skating at a velocity of 7.5 m/s [E 20 S] when he accidentally hit a linesman who was just standing on the ice. The mass of the linesman is 90 kg and his velocity after the collision was 3 m/s [ N 30 E]. Find the velocity of the hockey player after the collision and the kinetic energy lost during the collision in percentage?
I would be using the kinetic energy equation which is
The Attempt at a Solution
The problem i have is that how would i get started i mean they are standing on the incline and i do not understand why the linesman's collision orientaion N 30 E. isn't that almost verticle?