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Homework Help: Physics (been trying all day)

Posted by bill on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 3:48pm.

A 62.6 kg astronaut is on a space walk when the tether line to the shuttle breaks. The astronaut is able to throw a 11.0 kg oxygen tank in a direction away from the shuttle with a speed of 13.3 m/s, propelling the astronaut back to the shuttle. Assuming that the astronaut starts from rest,

find the final speed of the astronaut after throwing the tank. Answer in units of m/s.

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