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Does anyone know what type of collision occurs when a tennis ball hits a racket. Also predict the motion after the collision.

I talked about how elastic collision is shown when a ball hits a racket and bounces off of it.

but she said I was wrong. She didn't tell me why I was wrong but she’s making me redo it.

I have no idea what the correct answer is. Can someone please help me

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  1. From Google:
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    A tennis ball is relatively inelastic compared to a the strings of a tennis racquet. As a result, tennis balls lose energy to dissipative forces when they bounce due to friction between the ball and the court and deforming of the tennis ball itself.

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