A 2kg. lump of clay traveling at a speed of 20m/s collides with and sticks to a 5kg. lump of clay initially at rest and hanging from a string. Find the final speed of the new lump of clay. How high will the clay swing after the collision?



solve for h=?

solve for v2=?

My friend was very adamant in telling me that the h=1.66m. Either I messed up in the equation I used or he did.

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  1. You are very wrong.

    first, v2: conservation of momentum applies 2*20=(2+5)V or V= 2/7 *20 m/s

    Now, the KE this has is 1/2 m v^2 or
    1/2 (7)(4/49 * 400) work that out.
    this is now equal to mgh or 7*9.81*h
    solve for h.

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