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Posted by Michael on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 11:30pm.

A cat crouches on the floor, at a distance of 1.6 m from a desk chair of height .45 m. The cat jumps onto the chair, landing with zero vertical velocity. The desk chair has frictionless coasters and rolls away when the cat lands. The mass of the cat is 5.7 kg and the mass of the chair is 12 kg.

What is the speed of recoil of the chair and cat?

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