Which has more momentum, a 500kg object moving at 1/4m/s or a 50kg object moving at 20m/s?

Jun 21, 2018

Answer:

$\text{50 kg}$ object

Explanation:

Momentum ($\text{p}$) is given by

$\text{p = mass × velocity}$

$\text{p"_1 = 500\ "kg" × 1/4\ "m/s" = 125\ "kg m/s}$

$\text{p"_2 = 50\ "kg" × 20\ "m/s" = 1000\ "kg m/s}$

${\text{p"_2 > "p}}_{1}$