So this may be an easy question, I'm not sure, but I could not find an answer online. Basically here is the scenario.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

There are two balls, one has a mass of 1g and the other has a mass of 100g. The 1g ball is traveling at 10m/s, and strikes the other ball. According to momentum, m1v1=m2v2. Using this equation, we have 1g(10m/s)=100g(v2). v2 then equals 0.1 m/s.

The problem I have is that when using kinetic energy, I get a different velocity of the second ball. The first ball has an energy of .5(1g)(10m/s)^2, which is 50 joules. If the first ball then transfers these 50 joules to the second ball, using the same equation I get the second ball having a final velocity of 50=.5(100g)(v^2), or 1 m/s.

Why am I getting different answers? Shouldn't both equations give the same answer?

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# Momentum and Energy gives different answer

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