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A bullet leaves a rifle with a velocity of 100 m/s and the rifle mass 2.5 kg recoils with a velocity of 1 m/s. Find the mass of the bullet. PLEASEEEE HELP ME.👏

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  1. according to law of conservation of momentum
    MU + mu = MV + mv
    Let M = 2.5 kg
    m = m kg
    initial velocity = 0 ( cause both were at rest before firing)
    V = -1 m/s (it acts in opp. direction)
    v = 100 m/s

    2.5 X 0 + m x 0 = 2.5 x -1 + m X 100
    0 = -2.5 + 100m
    2.5 = 100m

    25/1000 or 0.025 = m <= answer

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  4. A bullet leaves a rifle with a velocity of 100 m/s and the rifle of mass 2.5 kg recoils with a velocity of 1 m/s. the mass of the bullet can be determined by the mass of conservation of momentum.

    According to the conservation of the momentum is given by \bold{m 1 v 1=m 2 v 2}m1v1=m2v2

    Hence by considering the mass of the bullet as m1 and the rifle with the mass of m2 and hence v1 is the velocity of the bullet and the v2 be the velocity of the rifle.

    m 1 v 1=m 2 v 2m1v1=m2v2

    m 1=\frac{m 2 v 2}{v 1}m1=
    v1
    m2v2



    m 1=\frac{2.5 * 1}{100}m1=
    100
    2.5∗1



    m1 = 0.025kg

    m1 = 25g

    Hence the mass of the bullet is generalised and found as 25g.

    Mass of bullet is 25g

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