An unfortunate astronaut loses his grip during a spacewalk and finds himself floating away from the spacestation, carrying only a rope and a bag of tools. First he tries to throw a rope to his fellow astronaut, butthe rope is too short. In a last ditch effort, the astronaut throws his bag of tools in the direction of hismotion (away from the space station). The astronaut has a mass of 124 kg and the bag of tools has amass of 16.0 kg. If the astronaut is moving away from the space station at 1.80 m/s initially, what is theminimum final speed of the bag of tools (with respect to the space station) that will keep the astronaut fromdrifting away forever?Numberm/s

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An unfortunate astronaut loses his grip during a spacewalk and finds himself floating away from the space
station, carrying only a rope and a bag of tools. First he tries to throw a rope to his fellow astronaut, but
the rope is too short. In a last ditch effort, the astronaut throws his bag of tools in the direction of his
motion (away from the space station). The astronaut has a mass of 124 kg and the bag of tools has a
mass of 16.0 kg. If the astronaut is moving away from the space station at 1.80 m/s initially, what is the
minimum final speed of the bag of tools (with respect to the space station) that will keep the astronaut from
drifting away forever?
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m/s
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An unfortunate astronaut loses his grip during a spacewalk and finds himself floating away from the space station, carrying only a rope and a bag of tools. First he tries to throw a rope to his fellow astronaut, but the rope is too short. In a last ditch effort, the astronaut throws his bag of tools in the direction of his motion (away from the space station). The astronaut has a mass of 124 kg and the bag of tools has a mass of 16.0 kg. If the astronaut is moving away from the space station at 1.80 m/s initially, what is the minimum final speed of the bag of tools (with respect to the space station) that will keep the astronaut from drifting away forever? Number m/s

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Consider the mass of the astronaut be ma, the mass of the bag be mb, the minimum final speed of the bag be vb, and the speed o...

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m2 124 kg m, 16.0 kg =1.80 m/s a

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