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Finding Final Velocity of Skaters

  1. Oct 29, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    During an ice show, a 60.0 kg skater leaps into the air and is caught by an intially stationary 75.0 kg skater.

    2. Relevant equations
    What is their final velocity assuming negligible friction and that the 60.0 kg skater's original horiziontal velocity is 4.00 m/s?

    How much kinetic energy is lost?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I need an equation for the final velocity calculation.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 29, 2013 #2
    Look up conservation of momentum
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