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Problem: Which of the following statements is true for an inelastic collision A) both momentum and kinetic energy are conserved B) Momentum is conserved, but kinetic energy is not conserved C) Kinetic energy is conserved, but momentum is not conserved D) The amount of momentum last by one object is the same as the amount gained by the other object E) The amount of kinetic energy lost by one object is the same as the amount gained by the other object.

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In an inelastic collision, part of the kinetic energy is transformed into some other form of energy in the collision.

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Which of the following statements is true for an inelastic collision 

A) both momentum and kinetic energy are conserved 

B) Momentum is conserved, but kinetic energy is not conserved 

C) Kinetic energy is conserved, but momentum is not conserved 

D) The amount of momentum last by one object is the same as the amount gained by the other object 

E) The amount of kinetic energy lost by one object is the same as the amount gained by the other object.

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