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    What are the velocities of each of the two blocks after they collide?

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    Please see the attached file.
    The initial potential energy of block #1 (the 0.5 kg block) = 0.5 * 9.8 * 2.5 = 12.25 J.
    As this block slides down the slope, all of its potential energy is converted into kinetic energy.
    Just before block #1 hits block #2 (the 1 kg block) its kinetic energy is 12.25 J. The velocity of block #1 before ...

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    This solution looks at the velocity of two blocks after they collide. The velocities of each of the two blocks after they collide are given.