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Problem: A small light car collides head-on with a large heavy truck. Which of the following statements is correct about what happens as a result of the collision? A) Both vehicles have the same magnitude of change of momentum. B) The magnitude of the momentum change for the car is larger than the magnitude of the momentum change for the truck. C) The magnitude of the momentum change for the car is smaller than the magnitude of the momentum change for the truck.

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A small light car collides head-on with a large heavy truck. Which of the following statements is correct about what happens as a result of the collision?

A) Both vehicles have the same magnitude of change of momentum.

B) The magnitude of the momentum change for the car is larger than the magnitude of the momentum change for the truck.

C) The magnitude of the momentum change for the car is smaller than the magnitude of the momentum change for the truck.

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