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An astronaut with a mass of 90 kg (including spacesuit and equipment) is drifting away from his spaceship at a speed o f.2 m/s with respect to the spaceship. The astronaut is equipped only with a 0.5 kg wrench to help him get back to the ship. With what speed and in what direction relative to the spaceship must he throw the wrench for his body to acquire a speed of .1 m/s and direct him back toward the spaceship?

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