Problem: A(n) 17 kg object, initially at rest in free space, “explodes” into three segments. The masses of two of these segments are both 6 kg and their velocities are 3.3 m/s. The angle between the direction of motion of these segments is 97°. What is the speed of the third segment? 1. 5.8619 2. 7.75265 3. 7.32878 4. 5.24795 5. 7.41844 6. 4.92044 7. 5.70456 8. 7.18373 9. 15.8468 10. 5.17423

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A(n) 17 kg object, initially at rest in free space, “explodes” into three segments. The masses of two of these segments are both 6 kg and their velocities are 3.3 m/s. The angle between the direction of motion of these segments is 97°. What is the speed of the third segment?

1. 5.8619

2. 7.75265

3. 7.32878

4. 5.24795

5. 7.41844

6. 4.92044

7. 5.70456

8. 7.18373

9. 15.8468

10. 5.17423

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