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I know that:

m1 + m2 = 151

V(Al) = -1.23

V(Jo) = .799

m1 = 151 - m2

m1v1 = m2v2

but don't know how to separate the masses. Can anyone guide me through that process?

Greatly appreciated.

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I know that:

m1 + m2 = 151

V(Al) = -1.23

V(Jo) = .799

m1 = 151 - m2

m1v1 = m2v2

but don't know how to separate the masses. Can anyone guide me through that process?

Greatly appreciated.

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Delphi51

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You know the two velocities, so only two unknowns m1 and m2. You have two equations relating them, so you can find both. Solve one of the equations for m1 (already done) and substitute into the other to eliminate m1. Then solve it for m2.m1 = 151 - m2

m1v1 = m2v2

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Got it!

Thank you

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