(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A small object of mass m slides down a wedge of mass 2m and exits smoothly onto a frictionless table. The wedge is initially at rest on the table. If the object is initially at rest at a height h above the table, find the velocity of the wedge when the object leaves it.

2. Relevant equations

mv=mv

3. The attempt at a solution

So far, I know that the velocity of mass m is (2gh)^.5, but I'm not sure how to find the speed of the wedge while it's sliding down. At first I tried to set m(2gh)^.5 = (2m)v, but that doesn't give me the right answer. Any help would be appreciated!

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