A 3.70 kg block moving 2.09 m/s right hits a 2.42 kg block moving 3.92 m/s left. Find the total momentum of the system.


  1. Answer:

    -1.7534 Kg.m/s


    Momentum, p is a product of mass and velocity, expressed as p= mv where m is the mass and v is the velocity which is dependent on the direction. Taking left as negative and right as positive then the initial momentum will be

    p=-2.42*3.92+(3.7*2.09)=-1.7534 Kg.m/s

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