Two ice skaters crash into each other. Before they collide, one of them (50 kg) is skating in a straight line at 5 m/s, the other (40 kg) is skating at 4 m/s in a straight line at 90 degrees to the 50 kg skater’s direction. After the collision, the 50 kg skater is moving at 4 m/s at an angle of 25 degrees relative to their original direction. Calculate the velocity of the 40 kg skater after the collision. Is the total kinetic energy constant?
The Attempt at a Solution
I drew a diagram before collision and after collision. Really, all I need to know is where in the formula(s) would I need to include the angle and I SHOULD be able to figure it out from there.