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Mechanics: Perfectly inelastic collision

A) One lump of clay traveling at 27 m/s overtakes a second lump traveling at 5.6 m/s. After collision they are stuck together. To the nearest tenth of a m/s what is their common velocity?

B) If the second lump in the above problem was moving in the opposite direction before the collision what would be the answer?

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Solution Summary

One lump of clay overtakes a second lump, the common velocity of both after collision is calculated. Two parts.