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Homework Help: Easy Momentum Problem- Help

  1. Nov 14, 2004 #1
    A 10 g bullet is fired into a 10 kg wood that is at rest on a wood table. The block with the bullet embedded slides 5 cm across the table. What was the speed of the bullet.

    Can anyone gimme solution to solve this.
    Any help shall be appreciated. I dont understand since no velocities are given. How can one use conservation of momentum law
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 14, 2004 #2
    Wouldn't you need to know the coefficient of friction or something?
     
  4. Nov 14, 2004 #3
    Problem solved .
    Thankx anyways
     
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