Problem: A rifle recoils while firing a bullet. The speed of the rifle's recoil is small because the A) force against the rifle is smaller than against the bullet. B) momentum is mainly concentrated in the bullet il C) rifle has much more mass than the bullet.D) momentum of the rifle is smaller.

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From the conservation of momentum, the momentum of the rifle is equal to the momentum of the bullet. 

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A rifle recoils while firing a bullet. The speed of the rifle's recoil is small because the 

A) force against the rifle is smaller than against the bullet. 

B) momentum is mainly concentrated in the bullet il 

C) rifle has much more mass than the bullet.

D) momentum of the rifle is smaller.

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