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Inelastic collusion

  1. Apr 30, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two cars collide at an intersection. car A with a mass of 2000 kg is going from west to east while car B of mass 1500 kg is going from north to south at 15 m/s. As a result of collision the two cas move together as one after. The cars now move at an angle 65 degrees south of east from point of impact.
    How fast are the cars moving after collision?
    How fast was car A going just before the collision?

    2. Relevant equations

    conservation of momemtum
    3. The attempt at a solution
    P intail= P final
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Apr 30, 2009 #2


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    Hi physicsjessic! :wink:
    Yes, that's the right technique …

    what do you get? :smile:
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