We are required to analyze the conservation of kinetic energy in a perfectly inelastic collision.
Using the equations for final velocity in terms of masses and initial velocity for a perfectly inelastic collision, work out the final kinetic energy. Calculate the initial kinetic energy and show that kinetic energy is not conserved. Use variables, no numbers
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