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## Homework Statement

A space vehicle travelling at a velocity of 1200ms -1 separates by a controlled explosion into two sections of mass 865kg and 2010 kg. The two parts carry on in the same direction with the heavier rear section moving 120 ms -1 slower than the lighter front section. Determine the final velocity of each section.

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

i got as far as this on the equation however im stuck

(865+2010)*1200=865*V+(V-120)*2010=2875*…

we have been told that V=1284m/s

and heavier body velocity=1164m/s