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Problem: Two objects collide and bounce off each other. Linear momentuma. is definitely conserved.b. is definitely not conserved.c. is conserved only if the collision is elastic.d. is conserved only if the environment is frictionless.

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If two objects collide and bounce off each other and assuming that there are no external forces acting on the system, then the total momentum is always conserved.

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Two objects collide and bounce off each other. Linear momentum
a. is definitely conserved.
b. is definitely not conserved.
c. is conserved only if the collision is elastic.
d. is conserved only if the environment is frictionless.

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