Two cars approach an ice-covered intersection. One car, of mass 1.25 10 3 kg, is initially traveling north at 11.1 m/s. The other car, of mass 1.58...
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Two cars approach an ice-covered intersection. One car, of mass 1.25 103 kg, is initially traveling

north at 11.1 m/s. The other car, of mass 1.58 103 kg, is initially traveling east at 11.1 m/s. The cars reach the intersection at the same instant, collide, and move off coupled together. Find the velocity of the center of mass of the two-car system just after the collision.

please provide magnitude and the direction in degrees north of east

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Given parameters are :
Mass of car 1 = 125 x 10 kg (m1)
Velocity of car 1 = 11. 1 m/S
( Vi )
Mass of car 2 = 1.58 x 103 Kg
( M2 )
Velocity of car 2 = 11.1 m/s
( V 2 )
Velocity of centon of mass = ?...

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