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You have a choice,you may get hit head-on by either an adult moving slowly on a bicycle or by a child that is moving twice as fast on a bicycle.The mass of the child is-one-half that of the adult on the bicycle.Which collision do you prefer ?

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    Since momentum in each case is the same, the damage will be identical. Both the options are equally bad.

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