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Sorry about this but I don't have a picture, but it is of two cars, one traveling north, the other traveling east, and they collide completely inelastically. The mass of the car traveling east is 950kg, and the mass of the car traveling north is 1900kg. Their final combined velocity is 16m/s, at an angle of 24 degrees east of north. What is each cars' initial velocity?
I worked out an equation for the final momentum, using vectors:
(950v_1)^2 + (1900v_2)^2 = 45600^2
but I don't know how to solve it.
Please help.
Thank you.
I worked out an equation for the final momentum, using vectors:
(950v_1)^2 + (1900v_2)^2 = 45600^2
but I don't know how to solve it.
Please help.
Thank you.