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(a) Calculate the momentum of a 2000-kg elephant charging a hunter at a speed of $7.50 \textrm{ m/s}$ . (b) Compare the elephant’s momentum with the momentum of a 0.0400-kg tranquilizer dart fired at a speed of $600 \textrm{ m/s}$. (c) What is the momentum of the 90.0-kg hunter running at $7.40 \textrm{ m/s}$ after missing the elephant?
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a) $1.50 \times 10^4 \textrm{ kg m/s}$

b) 625

c) $666 \textrm{ kg m/s}$

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Submitted by jon8404 on Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:38

how can i get additional help? or do you all have other resources?

Submitted by ShaunDychko on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 20:25

Hi jon8404, I'm offering screencast videos here with closed captions, along with calculator screenshots. Currently I'm working on the odds, and I'll return to each chapter to complete the evens after wrapping up the odds.

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