# Analyzing Inelastic Collision Data from a graph

**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

A head on collision between mass and mass B occurs as described in the F vs s graph below.

Complete the table in the data section

Find [itex]\vec{x}[/itex]_{A}

Find [itex]\vec{x}[/itex]_{B}

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**2. Relevant equations**

P=mv

[itex]\Delta[/itex]P=Ft

**3. The attempt at a solution**

I’ve attempted to use the impulse and the momentum formula to apply to the graph but the numbers just isn’t matching up I am unsure of how the 0 and 75 was arrived at just by observing the graph nor can I figure out how velocity 1 was 24 vs v2 at 0.

This is algebraic physics not calculus.

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