#1 : A 300g bird is gliding through the air toward the east at 8m/s. A 10gram bug is buzzing along toward the west at 5ms direction toward the bird. The bird opens his mouth and swallows the bug. What is the velocity of the bird immediately after swallowing the bug? Using conservation of momentum this is what I did. 300g * 8m/s = 2400 10g * 5m/s = 50 2400-50 = 300 * x x=7.83m/s However I'm aware that I'm wrong would love if someone could show me where I went wrong. #2: A 10 foot beam has a mass of 200lbs. The cable at the end of the beam makes an angle of 40degrees with the horizontal. What distance x from the left end of the beam can a 150lb man walk out onto the beam if the tension in the cable is not to exceed 300lbs.