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Whenever two bodies collide and they stick together the collision is essentially inel

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Hi everyone,

I am a student of A'Levels and I am having a problem with a Question regarding inelastic collision the question is as follows:

Whenever two bodies collide and they stick together the collision is essentially inelastic. Explain?

Can anybody help me out with this this is a challenge from my physics teacher...


I tried it but no good so plz help me out...:) following is my answer which my teacher said is not correct...
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Analyze the collision in the frame of reference of the centre of mass of the two colliding objects. What is the kinetic energy before the collision? What is it after?

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