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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?

Solution Summary

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