# Model Rocket Impulse and momentum problem

A model rocket is constructed with a motor that can provide a total impulse of 27.5 N · s. The mass of the rocket is 0.173 kg. What is the speed that this rocket achieves when launched from rest? Neglect the effects of gravity and air resistance.

i know that the equation is p=mv (vector based)

0.173*v =27.5N so how do i find velocity...

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NascentOxygen
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A model rocket is constructed with a motor that can provide a total impulse of 27.5 N · s. The mass of the rocket is 0.173 kg. What is the speed that this rocket achieves when launched from rest? Neglect the effects of gravity and air resistance.

0.173*v =27.5N so how do i find velocity...
Hi bchat112000. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5725/red5e5etimes5e5e45e5e25.gif [Broken]

0.173 * v = 27.5 N·s

That's one equation with one unknown. Are you able to isolate that v pronumeral to one side by itself?

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yes by multiplying by both sides???

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NascentOxygen
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i got 4.75
0.173 times 27.5n

ok i plugged the formula ..initial v is 0 final v is 27.5 the mass is 0.173
0+27.5=0.173 This is the formula
27.5Ns/0.173kg=159

NascentOxygen
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ok i plugged the formula ..initial v is 0 final v is 27.5 the mass is 0.173
0+27.5=0.173
An equals sign requires what is on one side to equal what is on the other.

This is the formula
27.5Ns/0.173kg=159
That looks better.

Speed requires both a magnitude and units

The correct answer is 159 m/sec

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