Physics Word Problem

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A uranium nucleus 238 U may stay in one
piece for billions of years, but sooner or
later it decays into an α particle of mass
6.64 × 10^−27 kg and 234Th nucleus of mass
3.88 × 10^ −25 kg, and the decay process itself is extremely fast (it takes about 10−20 s).Suppose the uranium  nucleus was at rest justbefore the decay.If the α particle is emitted at a speed of2.94×107 m/s, what would be the recoil speed of the thorium nucleus?

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