Conservation of momentum,
mc = 1000 kg
vc = - 5.0 m/s î
mt = 1500 kg
vt = - 6.0 m/s ju
μk = 0.5.
A car with mass mc = 1000 kg is traveling west through an intersection at a magnitude of velocity of vc = 5.0 m/s when a truck of mass mt = 1500 kg traveling south at vt = 6.0 m/s fails to yield and collides with the car. The vehicles become stuck together and slide on the asphalt, which has a coefficient of friction with the rubber tires of μk = 0.5.
How far, in meters, will the vehicles slide after the collision?
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