Elastic Collisions

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Hi guys, just wanted to clear a few things up for myself..

By rearranging the conservation of momentum and conservation of energy equations I think I've shown that a collision that involves the colliding objects moving off together after the collision (like a bullet getting stuck in a pendulum) cannot be elastic. Is this correct?

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Doc Al
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Yes, that's correct.
 

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