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**A projectile of mass 20.6 kg is fired at an angle of 59.0^\circ above the horizontal and with a speed of 76.0 m/s. At the highest point of its trajectory the projectile explodes into two fragments with equal mass, one of which falls vertically with zero initial speed. You can ignore air resistance.**

How much energy is released during the explosion?

How much energy is released during the explosion?

**Conservation of momentum and Kinetic Energy Equation**

**Change in KE=Kf-Ki**

So. I used conservation of momentum to find that the speed of the top fragment is 152 m/s. I plug it into the kinetic energy equations but my answer is not accepted on my homework site. I plugged in...

Change in KE= (.5)(10.3)(152)^2-(.5)(20.6)(16)^2=59492.8 J which is wrong.