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  1. Dec 7, 2004 #1
    Two objects collide and bounce off one another. After the collision, object m1 = 2.68 kg moves off at 11.8 m/s at a heading of 329 degrees. Object m2 = 2.88 kg moves off at 11.6 m/s at a heading of 212 degrees. Initially, m2 was traveling at 9.3 m/s at a heading of 306 degrees. What must have been the initial velocity of m1? Give the speed for your first answer and the compass heading for your second answer. (remember, the CAPA abbreviation for degrees is deg)

    someone help me. i'm lost. :cry:
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  3. Dec 7, 2004 #2

    Doc Al

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    Use conservation of momentum. Treat x (East) and y (North) components separately.
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