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Problem: In an inelastic collision between two objects with unequal mass:a. the total momentum of the system will decreaseb. the energy of one increases by the amount that the energy of the other decreases.c. the velocity of one will increase by the amount that the velocity of the other decreasesd. the kinetic energy of one will increase by the amount that the kinetic energy of the other decreasese. the momentum of one will increase by the amount that the momentum of the other decreases

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We apply the law of conservation of momentum.

It states that the momentum in a system is conserved unless an external force acts on it. 

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In an inelastic collision between two objects with unequal mass:
a. the total momentum of the system will decrease
b. the energy of one increases by the amount that the energy of the other decreases.
c. the velocity of one will increase by the amount that the velocity of the other decreases
d. the kinetic energy of one will increase by the amount that the kinetic energy of the other decreases
e. the momentum of one will increase by the amount that the momentum of the other decreases

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