Momentum and Impulse

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A 1.6kg colt automatic pistol fires a 15g bullet into a 2.5kg block suspended as a ballistic pendulum. The bullet becomes embedded in the block 6.9x10^-4s after first contact. The bullet and block swing East to a height of 9.8cm from rest position. If pistol wasn't held firmly, what would be the recoil velocity? 

Jun 11th, 2015

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1.6kg

mass of  bullet  2.5kg

moment of inertia 2.5  x9.81=24.525

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Jun 11th, 2015

I'm sorry I forgot to include what the answer was. On my answer sheet I'm told the velocity is 2.2m/s West. I cannot seem to get this answer myself. 

Jun 11th, 2015

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