Problem 27P

A plate drops onto a smooth floor and shatters into three nieces of equal mass. Two of the pieces go off with equal speeds v at right angles to one another. Find the speed and direction of the third piece.

Solution 27P

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In this problem, if a plate is dropped onto a smooth floor, it is broken into three pieces with equal mass. And if two of the pieces go off with equal speeds at right angles to one another, we need to find the speed and direction of the third piece.