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A wagon is rolling forward on level ground. Friction is negligible. The person sitting in the wagon is holding a rock. The total mass of the wagon, rider, and rock is 96.5 kg. The mass of the rock is 0.250 kg. Initially the wagon is rolling forward at a speed of 0.460 m/s. Then the person throws the rock with a speed of 16.5 m/s. Both speeds are relative to the ground. Find the speed of the wagon after the rock is thrown directly forward.
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Find the speed of the wagon after the rock is thrown directly backward.


Do I use conservation of energy equation?

  • physics -

    No, use conservation of momentum
    initial momentum= final momentum
    96.5*.460=(96.5-.250)Vwagon+.250(-16.5)

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    Thanks. Got it

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