Problem: Two ice skaters, Paula and Ricardo, push off from each other. Ricardo weighs more than Paula.a. Which skater, if either, has the greater momentum after the push-off? Explain.b. Which skater, if either, has the greater speed after the push-off? Explain.

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Two ice skaters, Paula and Ricardo, push off from each other. Ricardo weighs more than Paula.

a. Which skater, if either, has the greater momentum after the push-off? Explain.

b. Which skater, if either, has the greater speed after the push-off? Explain.

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