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Inelastic collisions

  1. Feb 3, 2004 #1
    A 5.5 gram bullet is fired into a block of wood with a mass of 22.6 grams. The wood block is initially at rest on a 1.5 meter tall post. After the collision the wood block and the bullet land 2.5 meters from the base of the post. Find the initial speed of the bullet.
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  3. Feb 3, 2004 #2
    My son...

    Keep this enclave free of such logic. This a place of no post count.
    Madness runs in our blood!

    Use the other forums
  4. Feb 4, 2004 #3
    Use The Conservation of Momentum to find the final Speed and the system will now move as a projectile
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