# physics

posted by .

a 1500 kg car moving at 20 m/s strikes a truck waiting at a traffic light, hooking the bumpers. The two continue to move together at 10 m/s. What was the mass of the truck?

• physics -

1500 * 20 = (1500+m)10
m = 1500

## Similar Questions

1. ### Physics

At the instant a traffic light turns green, a car starts moving with a constant acceleration a of 3.05 m/s^2. At the same time a truck, traveling with a constant speed of 10.15 m/s, overtakes and passes the car. How far beyond the …
2. ### physics

As a traffic light turns green, a waiting car starts with a constant acceleration of 6.0 m/s^2. At the instant the car begins to accelerate, a truck with a constant velocity of 21 m/s passes in the next lane. A)How far will the car …
3. ### physics

At the instant a traffic light turns green, a car starts moving with a constant acceleration a of 4.00 m/s2. At the same instant a truck, traveling with a constant speed of 10.09 m/s, overtakes and passes the car. How far beyond the …
4. ### science

A 500 kg truck moving at 30 m/s strikes a parked 300 kg car. They connect together and move forward. (A) What kind of collision is this (elastic or inelastic)?
5. ### Physics

At the instant the traffic light turns green, a car that has been waiting at an intersection starts ahead with a constant acceleration of 2.85m/s^2. At the same instant a truck, traveling with a constant speed of 19.0m/s, overtakes …
6. ### Physics

A 1500 kg car traveling at 17.6 m/s to the south collides with a 5000 kg truck that is initially at rest at a stoplight. The car and truck stick together and move together after the collision. What is the ﬁnal velocity of the …
7. ### Physics

A 1,500kg truck moving at 15 m/s strikes a 750 kg automobile stopped at a traffic light the vehicle. The vehicles hook bumpers and skid together at 10 m/s. What is the decrease in kinetic energy?
8. ### Don't get scared when you hear the word Physics!

A 1500 kg car traveling at 16.0 m/s to the south collides with a 5100 kg truck that is initially at rest at a stoplight. The car and truck stick together and move together after the collision. What is the final velocity of the two-vehicle …
9. ### physics

The car stationary in front of a red traffic light. As the light turns green , a truck goes past at a constant velocity of 1.5 m/s. At the same moment , the car begins to accelerate at 1.25 m/s 2 . When it reaches 2.5 m/s the car continues …
10. ### physics

The car stationary in front of a red traffic light. As the light turns green , a truck goes past at a constant velocity of 1.5 m/s. At the same moment , the car begins to accelerate at 1.25 m/s 2 . When it reaches 2.5 m/s the car continues …

More Similar Questions