As i was doing a chapter review, I came across this question. I have tried to solve it, to now avail, I do not know where to begin. No solution was given in the textbook, and I would like to know how to solve it. Thanks for taking your time to help me.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Question:

A railroad flatcar of weightWcan roll without friction along a straight horizontal track.. A man of weightwis standing on the car, which is moving to the right with a speedv. What is the change in the velocity of the car if the man runs to the left so that his speed relative to the car isVjust before he jumps off the left end?_{rel}

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Railroad car Velocity Question

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**