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Homework Help: Glancing Collisions Problems

  1. Mar 5, 2013 #1
    Vehicle A (1400-kg) traveling 60˚ north of east collides with Vehicle B (1000-kg) traveling North. After the collision Vehicle A is moving at 12.13 m/s at 35˚ from its original path. Vehicle B is moving at 10.85 m/s at 10˚ from its original path. Find the initial velocities of both vehicles.

    I attached a picture of my work

    I attempted this problem, and got Va=0.58m/s and Vb=269m/s
    I don't think this answer is right, so I was wondering if someone could help me? Thanks!

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  3. Mar 5, 2013 #2


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    Your working and numbers look fine to me.
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