Elastic and inelastic collision

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two cars collide on road - it cannot be elastic collision but will it be a inelastic? and does in real life we can have elastic and inelastic collision.
 

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Cars are built with crumple zones so when they collide the collision will take a longer time, this also acts to make the collision inelastic.
2 atoms bouncing off each other is a fairly elastic collision.
 

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