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m

_{1}v

_{1i}+m

_{2}v

_{2i}=m

_{1}v

_{1F}+m

_{2}v

_{2F}

(initial velocity of particle 2 is zero; v

_{2i}=0)

v

_{1i}=v

_{1F}+v

_{2F}

To clarify my question if particle 1 has an initial velocity of 50 m/s, then this equation says the final velocity of particle 1 could be -550 m/s, and then the final velocity of particle 2 would be 600 m/s, which are much larger then the initial velocity of particle 1. So is there some limit on what values the final velocities can have?