Accident Analysis.? A 1500-kg sedan goes through a wide intersection traveling from north to south when it is hit by a 2200-kg SUV traveling from east to west. The two cars become enmeshed due to the impact and slide as one thereafter. On-the-scene measurements show that the coefficient of kinetic friction between the tires of these cars and the pavement is 0.75, and the cars slide to a halt at a point 5.39 m west and 6.43 m south of the impact point. How fast was each car traveling just before the collision?

Solution 81P Step 1: Mass of sedan, m sedan 1500 kg Mass of SUV, m = 2200 kg suv Consider, the crash takes place at the origin, then we can represent it using a graph