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- Homework Statement
- The total momentum before the collision in an inelastic collisions is 0, but the total kinetic energy before the collision is 1/2mv². Calculate how the total kinetic energy before collision is 1/2mv².

- Relevant Equations
- Ek=1/2mv²

Kinetic energy before collision =1/2 mv² + 1/2 mv² = mv² (since energy is a scalar quantity, the direction does not matter). Kindly tell why am I not getting the required answer i.e: 1/2 mv². Am I doing the calculation wrong?

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