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What is the momentum of an automobile (weight = 9700 N) when it is moving at 36 m/s to the south?

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  1. momentum = mass * velocity
    thus we first get the mass by dividing the weight by g.
    m = W/g
    m = 9700/9.81
    m = 988.8 kg
    thus,
    momentum = p = mv
    p = 988.8 * 36
    p = 35596.8 kg*m/s

    hope this helps~ :)

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  2. Thanks for all your help!

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