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Conservation of Momentum problem-don't understand the solution

  1. Mar 10, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Conservation of Momentum problem-don't understand the solution

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The drawing shows a collision between two pucks on an air-hockey table. Puck A has a mass of 0.025kg and is moving along the x axis with a velocity of 5.5m/s. It makes a collision with puck B, which has a mass of 0.050kg and is initially at rest. The collision is not head-on. After the collision, the two pucks fly apart with the angles shown in the drawing. Find the final speed of (a) puck A and (b) puck B.

    2. Relevant equations




    3. The attempt at a solution
    X direction:


    Y direction:






    Plug into (2)
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 10, 2008 #2
    More Information?

    No one has posted yet to help you but I think that you should include the drawing and demonstrate what equation (2) is exactly. The lack of information makes your problem difficult to solve...
     
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