A projectile of mass 1.9 kg approaches a stationary target body at 4.8 m/s. The projectile is deflected through an angle of 59.6° and its speed after the collision is 3.0 m/s. What is the magnitude of the momentum of the target body after the collision?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here momentum is conserved so Pi = Pf

3m/s*1.9kg*sin(59.6) = 4.92

3m/s*1.9kg*cos(59.6) = 2.88

i plugged it into

M1V1i + M2V2i = M1V1f + M2V2f

(1.9)(4.8) + M2V2i = 4.92 + 2.88

9.12 + M2V2i = 7.8

M2V2i = 1.32

however, my answer is wrong and i think it's b/c i plugged in numbers incorrectly.

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# Homework Help: Projectile collision

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