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Posted by K on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 2:38pm.

A spaceship of mass 2.3×10^6 kg is cruising at a speed of 6.0×10^6 m/s when the antimatter reactor fails, blowing the ship into three pieces. One section, having a mass of 5.2×10^5 kg, is blown straight backward with a speed of 2.0×10^6 m/s. A second piece, with mass 8.4×10^5 kg, continues forward at 9.0×10^5 m/s. What is the speed of the third piece?

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