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(a) Calculate the momentum of a 2000-kg elephant charging a hunter at a speed of $7.50 \textrm{ m/s}$ . (b) Compare the elephant’s momentum with the momentum of a 0.0400-kg tranquilizer dart fired at a speed of $600 \textrm{ m/s}$. (c) What is the momentum of the 90.0-kg hunter running at $7.40 \textrm{ m/s}$ after missing the elephant?
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Final Answer

a) $1.50 \times 10^4 \textrm{ kg m/s}$

b) 625

c) $666 \textrm{ kg m/s}$

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