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Physics help please?

A 92-kg astronaut and a 2000-kg satellite are at rest relative to a space station. The astronaut pushes on the satellite, giving it a speed of 0.14 m/s directly away from the station. Seven and a half seconds later the astronaut comes into contact with the station. What was the initial distance from the station to the astronaut?

1 Answer

  • 1 month ago

    first, what is his velocity, using conservation of momentum.

    2000•0.14 = 92V

    V = 3.04 m/s

    3.04 m/s x 7.5 s = 22.8 m

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