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An 88kg fisherman jumps from a dock into a 131kg rowboat at rest on the west side of the dock. If the velocity of the fisherman is 4.7m/s to the west as he leaves the dock, what is the final velocity of the fisherman and the boat. East is positive.

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    Apply conservation of momentum. If east is positive, the final momentum and velocity will be negative.

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