# Problem: What happens when a particle of matter and its corresponding particle of antimatter meet?A) No one knows, since antimatter is only theoretical and not known to really exist.B) They live happily ever after.C) The particles collide and then bounce back apart.D) The particle and the antiparticle are annihilated, turning all their mass into energy.E) The particles join together to make an antimatter atom.

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We are required to explain what happens when a particle and its antiparticle are put together.

Einstein's mass-energy relation:

$\overline{){\mathbf{E}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{m}}{{\mathbf{c}}}^{{\mathbf{2}}}}$

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What happens when a particle of matter and its corresponding particle of antimatter meet?
A) No one knows, since antimatter is only theoretical and not known to really exist.
B) They live happily ever after.
C) The particles collide and then bounce back apart.
D) The particle and the antiparticle are annihilated, turning all their mass into energy.
E) The particles join together to make an antimatter atom.