99. No external forces with horizontal components act on the cart-man system and the vertical forces sum to zero, so the total momentum of the system is conserved. Let mcbe the mass of the cart, vbe its initial velocity, and vcbe its final velocity (after the man jumps off). Let mmbe the mass of the man. His initial velocity is the same as that of the cart and his final velocity is zero. Conservation of momentum yields (
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