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Homework Help: Which box ends up moving faster

  1. Nov 2, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Two balls of equal mass are thrown horizontally with the same initial velocity. They hit identical stationary boxes resting on a frictionless horizontal surface. The ball hitting box 1 bounces back,while the ball hitting box 2 gets stuck. Which box ends up moving faster

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I would think that box 2 ends up moving faster. Is this correct
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  3. Nov 2, 2008 #2


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    Re: Conservation of Momentum

    Why do you think that? I would think you would need to show it mathematically. Have you done that?
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