Question
During an ice show, a 60.0-kg skater leaps into the air and is caught by an initially stationary 75.0-kg skater. (a) What is their final velocity assuming negligible friction and that the 60.0-kg skater’s original horizontal velocity is 4.00 m/s? (b) How much kinetic energy is lost?
1. $1.78 \textrm{ m/s}$
2. $267 \textrm{ J}$ of kinetic energy was lost.
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