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Momentum 2d

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Homework Statement


The problem is stated here (from brilliant.org)
http://i.imgur.com/MkWwnjT.png

Homework Equations



momentum = mass * velocity


The Attempt at a Solution


My attempt at a solution can be found here:
http://i.imgur.com/Zsco86W.jpg

I get the answer 0.035kg, but that is not an option. What am I doing wrong?
 

Answers and Replies

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Nathanael
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Momentum is a vector. Only the eastern component of m2's momentum is equal to the momentum of the piece that went due west.
 
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Momentum is a vector. Only the eastern component of m2's momentum is equal to the momentum of the piece that went due west.
Oh god this is embarassing, how could I miss that. Haha well thank you :)
 

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