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Collision 1: One Car at Rest

Two bumper cars are in a collision. Each car has a mass of 300 kilograms. In the red car is a woman with a mass of 50 kilograms. Her car is at rest. In the green car is a man with a mass of 150 kilograms. The man in the green car is traveling at a high velocity when they collide head-on.

What does the collision look like? Select one of the two outcomes below.

 

The red car moves in the direction of the green car's travel.

The green car hits the red car and they bounce in opposite directions.

 

 

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"Amusement Park Physics" is inspired by programs from The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond.

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