(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 14cm diameter champagne bottle rests on its side on top of a frictionless table. Suddenly, the cork pops and the bottle slides backward for a distance of 22 cm in .42 s. If the mass of the bottle is 500 times the mass of the cork, find the distance from the original position the cork will land on the table.

14 cm diameter

bottle final distance is 22 cm

time is .42 seconds

mass of bottle is 500 times mass of cork

2. Relevant equations

p = mv

Sf = Si + Vi*t + (1/2)(a)(t^2)

Vf^2 = Vi^2 + 2a*S

Vf = Vi + a*t

3. The attempt at a solution

I got a little lost.

I figured:

-22 cm = 0 +Vi*t

Vi = -52.381 cm/s, Vi for champagne bottle.

I'm having problems getting one more variable (the Vi for the cork). I'm not sure how to derive it.

Once I get the Vi for the cork, I should be able to solve the problem.

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