Elastic Collisions solving for velocity any help?

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1/2m1v1,o=1/2m1v1f^2 +1/2m2v2f^2
and
m1v1,0= m1v1f + m2v2f

any idea on how to solve for m1v1f and m2v2f
 

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Hi bigred22! Welcome to PF! :smile:

(try using the X2 and X2 tags just above the Reply box :wink:)
1/2m1v1,o=1/2m1v1f^2 +1/2m2v2f^2
and
m1v1,0= m1v1f + m2v2f

any idea on how to solve for m1v1f and m2v2f

Try dividing everything by m1, and squaring the second equation. :wink:
 

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