A proton (mass 1 u) moving at 7.80 x10^6m/s collides elastically and head-on with a second particle moving in the opposite direction at 2.40x10^6 m/s. After the collision, the proton is moving opposite to its initial direction at 6.60x10^6m/s. Find the mass and final velocity of the second particle. [Take the proton's initial velocity to be in the positive direction.](adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I tried using the conservation of momentum and kinetic energy to do this. I get this big mess that i cannot solve for.. Please show me how i would do this. i would like to learn to do these problems. thanks.

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