A 6.0-kg fish swimming at 1.3 m/s swallows an absent-minded 0.50-kg fish swimming toward it at a velocity that brings both fish to a halt.?

Find the speed of the smaller fish before he is eaten by the bigger fish.

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  • NCS
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    conserve momentum:

    6.0kg * 1.3m/s - 0.50kg * V = 0

    solves to

    V = 15.6 m/s

    which ought to be rounded to 16 m/s owing to the data.

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