Blocks On Frictionless Table#

Two 459 \(g\) blocks of wood are 2 \(m\) apart on a frictionless table. A 14 \(g\) bullet is fired at 452 \(\frac{m}{s}\) toward the blocks. It passes all the way through the first block, then embeds itself in the second block. The speed of the first block immediately afterwards is 8 \(\frac{m}{s}\).

Question Text#

What is the speed of the second block after the bullet stops in it? Give your answer to three significant figures.

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(\frac{m}{s}\).

Attribution#

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