## Assume: Moving to the right is positive. A(n) 7.7 g object moving to the right at 22 cm/s makes an elastic head-on collision with a 18 g obj

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Assume: Moving to the right is positive. A(n) 7.7 g object moving to the right at 22 cm/s makes an elastic head-on collision with a 18 g object moving in the opposite direction at 14 cm/s. 7.7 g 22 cm/s 18 g 14 cm/s Find the velocity of the first object immediately after the collision. Answer in units of cm/s.

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Explanation:

We shall apply the formula for velocity in case of elastic collision which is given below

v₁ = (m₁ – m₂)u₁ /  (m₁ +  m₂)  + 2m₂u₂ / (m₁ +  m₂)

m₁ and u₁ is mass and velocity of first object , m₂ and  u₂ is mass and velocity of second object before collision and v₁ is velocity of first velocity after collision.

Here u₁ = 22 cm /s , u₂ = – 14 cm /s . m₁ = 7.7 gm , m₂ = 18 gm

v₁ = ( 7.7 – 18 ) x 22 / ( 7.7 + 18 )  + 2 x 18 x – 14 / ( 7.7 + 18 )

= – 8.817 – 19.6

= – 28.4 cm / s