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A railroad freight car weighing 31.8 tons and traveling at 5.20 ft/s overtakes one weighing 24.2 tons and traveling at 2.90 ft/s in the same direction. (a) Find the speeds of the cars after collision if the cars couple together. (b) If instead, as is very unlikely, the collision is elastic, find the speeds of the cars after collision

A railroad freight car weighing 31.8 tons and traveling at 5.20 ft/s overtakes one weighing 24.2 tons and traveling at 2.90 ft/s in the same direction. (a) Find the speeds of the cars after collision if the cars couple together. (b) If instead, as is very unlikely, the collision is elastic, find the speeds of the cars after collision

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Navjyot Kalra
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7 years ago
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