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Simple Momentum problem

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[SOLVED] Simple Momentum problem

A particle initially has a speed of 0.47c.
(a) At what speed does its momentum increase by 1%?
.4747c
(b) At what speed does its momentum increase by 10%?
____c
(c) At what speed does its momentum increase by 100%?
____c

To get the answer for part a, i just multiplied the speed by 1.01. I assumed that I would do the same, except 1.1 and 2 for parts b and c respectively, but the answers are not right. I have a feeling I'm just missing something but can't quite figure out what it is.
 

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Doc Al
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What's the relativistic definition of momentum?
 
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ahhh right now i see!
 

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