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A 1000 kg car strikes a tree at 30 km/hr & comes to a stop in 0.15s. Find its initial momentum and the average force on the car while it is being stopped.

Attempt at a solution

For velocity,

I tried converting 30 km/hr to m/s

30 km/hr * 1hr/3600s*1000m/1km

=30000 m/ 3600 s = 8.33 m/s

For the momentum...

p = mv

p = 1000 kg (8.33 m/s)

p = 8330 kg * m/s

Is this correct? How do I find the average force? Please help me. My teacher says I'm wrong at some equation.

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# Homework Help: Homework in physics (average force and momentum)

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