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Homework Help: Inelastic collisions

  1. Feb 19, 2006 #1
    i need help for this problem
    if anyone could solve this, it's wonderful

    A 20g rifle bullet traveling 250m/s buries it self in a 3.8kg pendulum hanging on a 2.3m-long string. how far does the pendulum swing horizontally?

    Physics 3rd edition Douglas C. Giancoli
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  3. Feb 19, 2006 #2
    Just using the law of conservation of momentum
  4. Feb 19, 2006 #3
    thanks i got it
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