Momentum, p = mv
Momentum is directly proportional to speed and mass.
When the speed of either truck or the car increases, the momentum also increases.
A large semitrailer truck and a small car have equal momentum. How do their speeds compare?
A) The truck has a much higher speed than the car.
B) The truck has a much lower speed than the car.
C) The truck has only a slightly lower speed than the car.
D) The truck has only a slightly higher speed than the car.
E) Both have the same speed.
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