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December 18, 2014

Posted by **Will** on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 9:30pm.

1. What is the combined mass of both cars?

2. What is the combined weight of both cars?

3. What is the total momentum of the system before and after the collision?

4. What is the speed of both cars after the collision?

5. What is the combined kinetic energy of both cars after the collision?

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**drwls**, Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11:48pmAren't you able to do any of this yourself? Can you add the masses of the two cars?

Do you know how to compute weight from mass?

Use the definition of momentum for part 3.

Use conservation of momentum for part 4.

Use the definition of kinetic energy and the result of 4. for part 5.

Show your work if further help is needed.

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**Will**, Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 8:40amSorry, I can do part 1 and 2 relatively easily. However, I suck at physics and was honestly hoping to receive an answer like the one you gave me. I just wanted to know how to do it, not necessarily get the answer. Thanks

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**Will**, Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 3:19pmOk Here are my answers, if you can give me any more help it would be greatly appreciated.

1. 1000+1200=2200

2. Fw = ma

1000*9.8 m/s^2 = 9800

1200*9.8 m/s^2 = 11760

Fw = 21,560

3. Momentum = mv

1000*7 + 1200*6

7000 + 7200

Momentum = 14,200 kg m/s

4. 14,200 / m1+m2

14,200 / 1000+1200

14,200 / 2200

speed after collision = 6.5

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