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two cars collide with eachother and basically go different directions

m1 starts out going West and m2 starts out going North

I have set sign conventions to have North + and West -

East + and south -

v1 and v2 are unknown but v1' and v2' are know v1'=19.4 m/s (57 N of W)

v2'=11.4 m/s (44 N of W)

masses are m1= 765 kg and m2=1100 kg i know that Pi=Pf

equation for momentum

m1v1+m2v2=m1v1'+m2v2'

cos law, sine law and tan law may be required due to angles

i must figure out v1 and v2, the initial velocities for the cars

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# Homework Help: Finding initial velocity

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