A 0.060-kg tennis ball, moving with a speed of 5.1 m/s, has a head-on collision with a 9.5×10−2-kg ball initially moving in the same direction at a speed of 2.8 m/s. Assuming a perfectly elastic collision, determine the speed and direction of each ball after the collision.
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