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Posted by on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:59pm.

An 85.0 kg fisherman decides to jump from his boat onto the dock. If the velocity of the fisherman is 4.30 m/s to the
west and the boat is 185 kg, what is the velocity of the boat after the fisherman jumps out?

  • physics - , Friday, December 3, 2010 at 3:43pm

    conservation of momentum applies

    Massman*velocityman+massboat*velocityboat=0 Remember, the initial momentum of both was zero.

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