A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 3 years ago
Micah and Delanie are in the a soapboc cart derby. Thay are about to crash into each other. They both are buckled into their respective carts and when they have their inelastic collision, they all go at a speed of 0.40 m/s in the direction frm which Micah was originally coming. If Micah's total cart mass (including himself) was 120. kg and Delanie's total cart mass (including herself) was 85.0kg, what would be the speed of each cart if the total energy "lost" in the collision was 1672.8J?
anonymous
 3 years ago
Micah and Delanie are in the a soapboc cart derby. Thay are about to crash into each other. They both are buckled into their respective carts and when they have their inelastic collision, they all go at a speed of 0.40 m/s in the direction frm which Micah was originally coming. If Micah's total cart mass (including himself) was 120. kg and Delanie's total cart mass (including herself) was 85.0kg, what would be the speed of each cart if the total energy "lost" in the collision was 1672.8J?

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@amistre64 please helpppp

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1359734933000:dw

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2hmm \[120v1+85v2=285(.4)+1672.8\] is what my idea is

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2of course making sure the energy lost is put in proper relation

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i know im pretty lost. i have to got to class. ill let you know aht the answers is and how my techer did it later. thanks for the help.

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2k, ill see what i can do on my own to see if my idea has any merit :)

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2and thats spose to be 205, not 285 ... typo :)

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2the energy in the system as it stands is: 205(.4)^2/2 = 16.4 J add that to what was lost; 1672.8 + 16.4  1689.2 kg m^2/s^2 = Mv^2/2 =102.5kg v3 m^2/s2 1689.2/102.5 = (v3)^2 sqrt(16.48) = v3 v3 is about 4.06 m/s if im thinking this correctly :)

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2this at least gives me an equation: 120 v1 + 85 v2 = 205(4.06) if i could see another way to determine a second equation in v1 and v2 we would have 2 eqs in 2 unknowns

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2im thinking that maybe: 120/2 v1^2 + 85/2 v2^2 = 1689.2 kg m^2/s^2 60 v1^2 + 42.5 v2^2 = 1689.2 but i think im just going in circles .... oh well

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2v2 = sqrt((1689.2  60x)/42.5) 120 v1 + 85 sqrt((1689.2  60x)/42.5) = 205(4.06) the calculations give me v1 as about 2.69 v2 as about 5.99 ifn i did it correctly to begin with :)

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah you did you got it right!
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.