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a 2kg car moving towards the right at 4 m/s collides head on with a 8 kg car moving towards the left at 2 m/s and they stick together. After the collision, the velocity of the combined boides is

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    Total momentum
    = 2kg*4m/s + 8kg*(-2m/s)
    = -8 kg-m/s
    Final velocity for an inelastic collision
    = -8 kg-m/s / (2kg+8kg)
    = -0.8 m/s
    Since the velocity is negative, the final velocity is towards the left.

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