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Throwing snowball on ice

  1. Oct 23, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 60Kg ice skater, at rest on frictionaless lce, tosses a 12kg snowball with velocity given by v= 3.0i + 4.0j m/s, where the x and y axes are both in the horizontal plane. What is the subsequent belocity of the skater?


    2. Relevant equations

    p=mv

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I thought this was a momentum problem where I had to convert the velocity out of i + j form. I think it is 5 m/s.

    I tried m1v1=m2v2 but i am not sure if that is right...
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 24, 2008 #2
    It might be. What are m1, m2, v1, and v2?
     
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