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Conservation of momentum in a collision situation

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In a football game, a receiver is standing still, having just caught a pass. Before he can move, a tackler, running at a velocity of +4.5 m/s, grabs him. The tackler holds onto the receiver, and the two move off together with a velocity of +2.6 m/s. The mass of the tackler is 115 kg. Assuming that momentum is conserved, find the mass of the receiver.

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The solution calculates the mass of the receiver assuming that momentum is conserved.

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Total Momentum is conserved.
M1= mass of receiver
M2= mass of tackler
V2= Velocity of ...

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