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A railroad handcar is moving along straight, frictionless tracks with negligible air resistance. In the following cases, the car initially has a total mass (car and contents) of 160 kg and is traveling east with a velocity of magnitude 4.70 m/s. Find the final velocity of the car in each case, assuming that the handcar does not leave the tracks.

An object with a mass of 28.0 kg is thrown backward out of the car with a velocity of 4.70 m/s relative to the initial motion of the car.

2. Relevant equations

p=mv

3. The attempt at a solution

the momentum of the system is

p = (160+28)(4.7) = 883.6

so

883.6 = 160(v_{f}) + 28(-4.7+4.7)

883.6 = 160v_{f}

v_{f}= 5.52 m/s

Where did i got wrong? :(

Thank you for any help

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