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## Homework Statement:

- An object moves with speed of 500 m/s then explodes to three equal parts causing the kinetic energy to increase by a factor of 1.5. What is the maximum possible speed obtained by one of the three part?

## Relevant Equations:

- conservation of momentum

Let say the object explodes to three identical parts A, B, and C and initially the mass moves to the right before explosion.

To obtain maximum possible speed (I assume C is the one with maximum speed), I imagine C should move to the right and A and B both should move to the left. Is this correct?

Thanks

To obtain maximum possible speed (I assume C is the one with maximum speed), I imagine C should move to the right and A and B both should move to the left. Is this correct?

Thanks