# How does increased mass change momentum?

May 15, 2018

Increasing momentum of course...

#### Explanation:

Momentum is given through the equation:

$p = m v$

where:

• $p$ is the momentum of the object

• $m$ is the mass of the object

• $v$ is the velocity of the object

If $v$ is constant, the equation becomes,

$p = k m$

where $k$ is a constant.

This is similar to the equation $y = k x$, where $p = y , x = m$. We know that $y = k x$ represents direct proportionality, and so from here, we deduce that mass is also directly proportional to momentum.