Elastic vs. Inelastic Collisions?

A 2000 kg railroad car is coasting on a track at a constant velocity of 20 m/s. As the car coasts under a loading ramp, a 500 kg bale of hay is dropped into it. What will be the velocity of the bale of hay inside the car? Is this collision elastic or inelastic? First correct explanation will receive Best Answer.... show more A 2000 kg railroad car is coasting on a track at a constant velocity of 20 m/s. As the car coasts under a loading ramp, a 500 kg bale of hay is dropped into it. What will be the velocity of the bale of hay inside the car? Is this collision elastic or inelastic?

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