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A 10 kg cart was observed moving north with a speed of 15 m/s before it collided with an identical cart moving south at 10 m/s. The collision was observed to cause the carts to couple and move together as one. What is in kg m/s the combined momentum of both carts before the collision?

Collision:

When the two objects are moving means having the momentum collides with one-another then stick as one unit after the collision, such collisions are known as Inelastic collision.

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Mass of the cart (m) = 10 kg

The velocity of the cart 1 {eq}(u_{1}) = 15 \ m/s {/eq}

Velocity of the cart 2 {eq}(u_{2}) = -10 \ m/s {/eq}

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