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Krushnaraj Pandya

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## Homework Statement

A block of mass m slides down a wedge of mass M and inclination theta from rest. All the surfaces are smooth. Find the speed of the wedge when the speed of the block w.r.t to wedge is v.

## Homework Equations

V(c.m.)=m1v1+m2v2/(m1+m2)

## The Attempt at a Solution

Conserving momentum in horizontal direction - I got the speed of the wedge as -mscos(theta)/M where s is the velocity of block w.r.t ground. I can't figure out how to incorporate relative velocity in this formula and get it in terms of v