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Problem 87 Easy Difficulty

In a shipping company distribution center, an open cart of mass 50.0 $\mathrm{kg}$ is rolling to the left
at a speed of 5.00 $\mathrm{m} / \mathrm{s}(\text { Fig } .8 .46)$ . You can ignore friction between the cart and the floor. A 15.0 $\mathrm{kg}$ package slides down a chute that is inclined at $37^{\circ}$ from the horizontal and leaves the end of the chute with a speed of 3.00 $\mathrm{m} / \mathrm{s}$ .
The package lands in the cart and they roll off together. If the lower end of the chute is a vertical distance of 4.00 $\mathrm{m}$ above the bottom of the cart, what are (a) the speed of the package just before it lands in the cart and (b) the final speed of the cart?


(a) $v_{A 1}=9.35 \mathrm{m} / \mathrm{s}$
(b) $v_{2}=3.29 \mathrm{m} / \mathrm{s}$ to the left.


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