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    A pellet of mass 8.80g strikes a stationary wooden block and is completely embedded in it. The centre of mass of the block rises by 0.63m. The wooden block has a mass of 490g
    Determine the speed of the pellet when it strikes the wooden block
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    (Original post by BDunlop)
    This is not a momentum question, it's a work energy principle question
    To be honest, I doubt you understand the problem. The problem involves both conservations of linear momentum and energy.
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    (Original post by Hasham123)
    A pellet of mass 8.80g strikes a stationary wooden block and is completely embedded in it. The centre of mass of the block rises by 0.63m. The wooden block has a mass of 490g
    Determine the speed of the pellet when it strikes the wooden block
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