If we let v0 be the velocity of the ball and the projectile, then we'll have:
A 10.0 kg wood ball hangs from a 1.30 m-long wire. The maximum tension the wire can withstand without breaking is 600 N. A 0.900 kg projectile traveling horizontally hits and embeds itself in the wood ball.
What is the largest speed this projectile can have without causing the cable to break?
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