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Question about conservation of momentum

  1. Mar 7, 2012 #1
    If object A and object B collide. Object A is going horizontally while object B is going up-diagonally. We find the momentum of object A to be 10 kg m/s while the momentum of B is 20 kgm/s. Does that mean that in the entire system after the collision there will have to be 10 kg m/s horizontally and 20 kgm/s up and diagonally or can there be lets say 15 horizontally and 15 up diagonally?

    I hope it's not confusing, sorry if it is.
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  3. Mar 8, 2012 #2
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