so here i am doing my physics homework. everythings fine, but then i get this whopper of a problem, which is for major marks, and i cant seem to solve it for some reason. here she is:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

a ramp is setup on the edge of a table

a ball slides down this ramp and picks up speed. just as it leaves the ramp it hits a stationary ball, identical to the first, located at the very bottom of the ramp

the two balls collide and fall a certain distance to the floor below, hitting the ground at exactly the same time.

the balls land on the floor below:

one of the balls lands 30cm away from the bottom of the ramp; 32 degrees to the right of ramp

the other ball lands 33.25cm away from the bottom of the ramp; 43 degrees to the left of ramp

some things to remember:

-the height of the ramp, height of the table, time, weight/size of the balls are unknown, but constant

-a single ball going down the same ramp lands 47.6 cm away from the bottom of the ramp.

prove in the most efficient way that momentum is conserved.

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