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    Calculating Recoil Velocity

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    Starting from rest, two skaters "push off" against each other on smooth level ice, where friction is negligible. The little one has a mass of 54-kg and the bigger one has a mass of 88-kg. Assuming the little one coasts away with a velocity of 2.5 m/s due north, determine the recoil velocity of the bigger skater.

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    The solution provides the calculations for recoil velocity when two skaters push off against each other. Conservation of momentum is applied.

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