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A car bumps into a garbage can and pushes it down the driveway. Why is this considered an inelastic collision?

A) kinetic energy is conserved between the car and the trash can
B) kinetic energy it transferred to potential energy during the collision
C) momentum is not conserved between the trash can and the car
D) kinetic energy is transferred to sound and heat energy and energy to possibly deform the garbage can

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  1. Can someone help me pls 🥺

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  2. nvm I put B

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  3. I got it wrong 😭
    It’s D

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  4. Inelastic and Elastic Collisions Quick Check

    1.Two particles of a gas collide. Why is this considered an elastic collision?
    a.they bounce off each other, conserving energy and momentum.

    2.A car bumps into a garbage can and pushes it down the driveway. Why is this considered an inelastic collision?
    a.Kinetic energy is transferred to sound and heat energy and energy to possibly deform the garbage can.

    3.In this Newton's cradle, one metal ball is pulled back, causing the other balls to move. Is this an elastic or inelastic collision and why?
    a.elastic, because kinetic energy and momentum are conserved within the system

    4.Is a football tackle an elastic or inelastic collision and why?
    a.inelastic, because kinetic energy is not conserved

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  5. Janksty is right thank u g

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