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A 732-kg car stopped at an intersection is rear-ended by a

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Problem 37P

Problem 37P

A 732-kg car stopped at an intersection is rear-ended by a 1720-kg truck moving with a speed of 15.5 m/s. lf the car was in neutral and its brakes were off, so that the collision is approximately elastic, find the final speed of both vehicles after the collision.

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Solution 37P

Step 1 of 3

Here we have to calculate the final speed of car and truck after the elastic collision.

Given data,

Car mass,

Truck mass,

Initial speed of truck,

To find,

Final speed of truck after collision,  

Final speed of car after collision,  

Step 2 of 3

Chapter 9, Problem 37P is Solved
Step 3 of 3

Textbook: Physics with MasteringPhysics
Edition: 4
Author: James S. Walker
ISBN: 9780321541635

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