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Posted by Courtney on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:07pm.

A 21.1 g ball of clay is thrown horizontally at + 38.7 m/s toward a 1.2 kg block sitting at rest on a frictionless surface. The clay hits and sticks to the block.

A. What is the speed of the block and clay right after the collision?


m/s
B. Use the block's initial and final speeds to calculate the impulse the clay exerts on the block
kg m/s
C. Use the clay's initial and final speeds to calculate the impulse the block exerts on the clay.
kg m/s

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