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Question #205375

A 1200-kg SUV is moving along a straight highway at 12.0 m/s. Another car, with mass 1800 

kg and speed 20.0 m/s, has its center of mass 40.0 m ahead of the center of mass of the SUV 

(Fig. E8.54). Find (a) the position of the center of mass of the system consisting of the two 

cars; (b) the magnitude of the system’s total momentum, by using the given data; (c) the 

speed of the system’s center of mass; (d) the system’s total momentum, by using the speed 

of the center of mass. Compare your result with that of part (b).


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