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Junior physics homework

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i am confused on how to set up a problem involving initial and final momentum :yuck: . . . please help
 

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What's your problem? Does this have to do with the conservation of momentum?
 
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Conservation of Momentum. Initial momentum must equal final momentum. Therefore...

(mass)x(velocity) = (mass)x(velocity)

or...

(massA)x(velocityA) + (massB)x(velocityB) ... (massX)x(velocityX) =
(massA)x(velocityA) + (massB)x(velocityB) ... (massX)x(velocityX)
 

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