Ok I cant seem to figure this out. Maybe im tired, or strung out on coffee :), but I need some help!
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Iv done this a few different ways, but all WRONG. The CORRECT answer is V = 0.767 m/s
First I found the speed of the ball by going mgh (.300)(9.8)(.500) which gave me 1.47 m/s
Then I found the speed as it left the block after hitting it by the same method. Which would be 0.588 m/s
So then I simply used: m1v1i + m2v2i = m1v1f + m2v2f
(.300)(1.47) + (.200)(0) = (.300)(.588) + (.200)(x) and solve for x gave me: 1.32 m/s
WHAT am I doing WRONG?
Very appreciate any help on this one guys. Thanks!