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    I have already done part a and b.

    k is 3. Anyone could help me on part c please? :woo:
    Particles A, B and C of masses 4m, 3m and m respectively, lie at rest in a straight line on a smooth horizontal plane with B between A and C. Particles A and B are projected towards each other with speeds u m/s and vm/s respectively, and collide directly.

    As a result of the collision, A is brought to rest and B rebounds with speed kv m/s. The coefficient of restitution between A and B is 3/4.

    a/ Show that u = 3v.
    b/ Find the value of k.

    Immediately after the collision between A and B, particle C is projected with speed 2v m/s towards B so that B and C collide directly.

    c/ Show that there is no further collision between A and B.

    All you need to do is use what you've found so far and do a Momentum equation for B and C. As long as you show B is moving in the same direction (no sign change) then it won't hit A.
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