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A car of mass m moving at speed v1 collides and couples with the back of a truck of mass 2m moving initially in the same direction as the car at a lower speed v2. a) What is the speed v1 of the two vehicles immediately after the collision? b) What is the change in kinetic energy of the car-truck system in the collision? (answer using symbols)

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