(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An 10.0 kg ball, hanging from the ceiling by a light wire 125 cm long, is struck in an elastic collision by a 1.20 kg ball moving horizontally at 7.50 m/s just before the collision. Find the tension in the wire just after the collision.

2. Relevant equations

M_{1}V_{1o}+ M_{2}V_{1o}= M_{1}V_{2f}+ M_{2}V_{2f}

3. The attempt at a solution

(1.2 kg)(7.5 m/s) = (10 kg)(Vf)

Vf = 0.9 m/s

Fc = mV^2/R = (10 kg)(0.9^2)/(1.25 m) = 6.48 N

Fc = T - mg

6.48 = T - (10 kg)(9.8)

T = 104.48 N -- Book says it's incorrect, what am i doing wrong?

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# Homework Help: Elastic Collision of a ball and wire

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