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

A fireworks rocket is fired vertically upward At its maximum height of 80.0 m, it explodes and breaks into two pieces, one with mass 1.40 kg and the other with mass 0.28 kg. In the explosion, 860 J of chemical energy is converted to kinetic energy of the two fragments.

(a) What is the speed of each fragment just after the explosion?

(b) It is observed that the two fragments hit the ground at the same time. what is the distance between the points on the ground where they land? Assume that the ground is level and air resistance can be ignored.

2. Relevant equations

Center of Mass:

MV_cm = P

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't know how to approach this problem.

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# Homework Help: Fireworks Problem

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