Problem: A 8.50 kg shell at rest explodes into two fragments, one with a mass of 2.50 kg and the other with a mass of 6.00 kg. If the heavier fragment gains 130 J of kinetic energy from the explosion, how much kinetic energy does the lighter one gain?

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A 8.50 kg shell at rest explodes into two fragments, one with a mass of 2.50 kg and the other with a mass of 6.00 kg. If the heavier fragment gains 130 J of kinetic energy from the explosion, how much kinetic energy does the lighter one gain?

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