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- Homework Statement
- Two hockey players push off from a clinch, recoiling from rest. Jean-Claude has an inertia that is 70% greater than Pierre's inertia. After they push off and move across the ice in opposite directions, they lose kinetic energy at the same rate until they come to a stop.

What is the ratio of the distances which players traveled?

- Relevant Equations
- None that I can come up with at the moment!

I couldn't really understand how to approach this problem with just given the inertia with Pierre have a mass of 70% less than Jean-Claude. As I understand it, because Jean-Claude is heavier, he must not have traveled as far as Pierre, but I am unable to find exactly how far each of them went. Could someone please help walk me through this? Thank you!