I've been having some trouble with this as it isn't as simple as the two objects stick together after collision or anything....(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So two objects: m1=1.96 kg m2=4.95 kg v1 initially=9.91 m/s v2 initially=15.74

the question is first what is the magnitude of velocity of the first object after collision and then the second regards the magnitude of velocity of the second after collision.

I first thought to try the m1aV1a+m2aV=m1bV1b+m2bV2b and solve for either of the final velocities using that equation to plug back in to the original equation but I'd get something that would look like 97=1.96x+(97-1.96x)...obviously not going to work as they just go ahead and cancel each other out.

So I'm at a loss currently now. Any help would be appreciated of course.

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# Homework Help: Inelastic Collision

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