November 25, 2015

Homework Help: physics

Posted by Katie on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 12:03pm.

A 500-kg cannon and a supply of 80 cannon balls, each with a mass of 45.0 kg, are inside a sealed railroad car with a mass of 11000 kg and a length of 49 m. The cannon fires to the right; the car recoils to the left. The cannon balls remain in the car after hitting the wall. After all the cannon balls have been fired, what is the greatest distance the car can have moved from its original position?

What is the speed of the car after all the cannon balls have come to rest on the right side?

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