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# Problem: A 10.0-g bullet is fired into a stationary block of wood having mass m = 5.00 kg. The bullet imbeds into the block. The speed of the bullet-plus-wood combination immediately after the collision is 0.600 m/s. What was the original speed of the bullet?

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A 10.0-g bullet is fired into a stationary block of wood having mass m = 5.00 kg. The bullet imbeds into the block. The speed of the bullet-plus-wood combination immediately after the collision is 0.600 m/s. What was the original speed of the bullet?

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