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    A compressed spring is placed with a light adhesive between the large car and the small car such that it is touching the facing ends. The binding of the spring is removed and the two cars are thrust from each other with the spring no longer attached to either. What is the ratio of the speed of the smaller car to that of the larger?

    Use following numbers for the masses of the cars used in this experiment.
    small car: 155.0 g
    large car: 292.3 g

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    A compressed spring is placed with a light adhesive between the large car and the small car such that it is touching the facing ends. The binding of the spring is removed and the two cars are thrust from each other with the spring no longer attached to either. What is the ratio of the speed of the smaller car to that of the larger?
    Use following numbers for the masses ...

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    Problem based on conservation of linear momentum.

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