We are required to compare the momentum of objects moving at different velocities.
A slowly moving ship can have a greater momentum than a fast-moving racing car when _______.
a) its mass is greater than the mass of the car
b) its mass times velocity is greater than that of the car.
c) it drifts toward a distant port.
d) its speed is greater than the speed of the car.
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