# Linear Momentum

Here's another one that it giving me a lot of trouble...althought it looks easy, i have tried eveything i could to solve it...but still doesnt give me the right answer....

An explosion breaks an object into two pieces, one of which has 1.5 times the mass of the other. if 7500 J were released in the explosion, how much kinetic energy did each piece acquire?

How do i solve this and what is the answer??????

AKG
The variables you'll be dealing with are $v_1$ (the initial velocity of the whole object), $m_A$ (the mass of the smaller piece after explosion), $v_{2A}$ (the velocity of the smaller piece after explosion), and $v_{2B}$ (the velocity of the larger piece after explosion).