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    We have the coefficient of restitution,
    e = -[vb(after) - vc(after)] / [vb(before) - vc(before)]

    - where, v1 and v2 are the velocities of the first car and the second car respectively.
    ma = mb = mc = m

    1) for cars C and A
    e=0.8

    - here, vc(before) = 4.5 ft/s vc(after) = ?
    - vb(before) = 0 ft/s vb(after) =?

    We have two unknowns and ...

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