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A hockey player of mass 8.0x10 kg was skating at a velocity of 7.5 m/s [E] when he accidentally hit a linesman who was just standing on the ice. The mass of the linesma is 9.0x10 kg and his velocity after the collision was 3.0 m/s [N30°E].

a) find the velocity of the hockey player after the collision

b) find the kinetic energy lost during the collision

2. Relevant equations

p=p'

p=mv

0.5mv^{2}= v

3. The attempt at a solution

since momentum is conserved: (horizontal E (+) direction)

P_{b}=P_{a}

m_{A}v_{A}+ m_{B}v_{B}= m_{B}v_{B}' + m_{A}v_{A}'

80kg(7.5m/s) + 0kgm/s = 90cos 30° + 80vAcosθ

600-90cos30°= 80v_{A}cosθ

(600-90cos30°)/80 = v_{A}cosθ

6.5 m/s = v_{A}cosθ

I'm not really sure about what to do next, do i just continue with finding the v_{A}sinθ for the same direction and then do the same things for the vertical direction? Are there any other solid steps that i need to know in order to solve a 2D momentum question?

Thanks

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