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A cart with mass 390 g moving on a frictionless linear air track at an initial speed of 1.2 m/s undergoes an elastic collision with an initially stationary cart of unknown mass. After
the collision, the first cart continues in its original direction at 0.74 m/s. (a) What is the mass of the second cart? (b) What is its speed after impact? (c) What is the speed of the
two-cart center of mass?
Units
(a) Number
Units
(b) Number
(c) Number
Units

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A cart with mass 390 g moving on a frictionless linear air track at an initial speed of 1.2 m/s undergoes an elastic collision with an initially stationary cart of unknown mass. After the collision, the first cart continues in its original direction at 0.74 m/s. (a) What is the mass of the second cart? (b) What is its speed after impact? (c) What is the speed of the two-cart center of mass? Units (a) Number Units (b) Number (c) Number Units

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