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

A 6.91x106 kg spherical space ship in deep space explodes into two pieces, one 4.77 times the mass of the other.

NOTE: the velocity needs magnitude and direction (given by the sign).

a) Suppose the ship is initially at rest, and after the explosion the smaller piece is moving 57.6 m/s.

- Find the speed of the larger piece. 12.075 m/s

- Find the energy supplied by the explosion.

2. Relevant equations

.5mv^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried adding the .5mv^2's of both the masses but the answer comes out to be wrong

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# Homework Help: Energy released by spaceship explosion

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