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Homework Help: Momentum if Velocity is Doubled

  1. Oct 10, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A car possesses 25,876 units of momentum. What would the car's new momentum be if the velocity is doubled?

    2. Relevant equations
    momentum = mass x velocity

    3. The attempt at a solution
    momentum = mass x velocity
    25,876 = m x v
    51,752 = m x 2v

    The new car's momentum would be 51,752 units.

    Am I right?
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  3. Oct 10, 2012 #2

    Doc Al

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    Yes, you are correct.
  4. Oct 10, 2012 #3
    Thank you! I submitted the answer, and I was indeed correct. :smile:
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