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AP® Physics C: Mechanics

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Motion of Cannon

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A 1000 kg moveable cannon traveling at 5 m/s fires a 5 kg cannonball forward at 50 m/s relative to the cannon.

What is the recoil velocity of the cannon with respect to the ground?

A

5 m/s to the right

B

Less than 5 m/s to the right.

C

Stationary.

D

Less than 5 m/s to the left.

E

5 m/s to the left