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An astronaut on a space walk bumps the shuttle and starts moving away at a velocity of 0.02m/s. The astronauts mass is 100kg. He has takes a 1kg "safety week" and shoves it away in exactly the direction of his motion at a speed of 6m/s. What speed does the astronaut move back toward the space shuttle?

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    conservation of momentum
    initial momentum=sum final momentums
    100(-0.02)=1(6)+99(V) solve for V.

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    what is the final answer? :(

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