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Homework Help: Inelastic Collision homework problem

  1. Nov 23, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two 75.0 kg hockey players skating at 6.15 m/s collide and stick together. If the angle between their initial directions was 130°, what is their speed after the collision? (Let the motion of player 1 be in the positive x-direction and the motion of player 2 be at an angle of 130° measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis.)


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    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2009 #2
    Draw a picture and apply the conservation of momentum.
     
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