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A particle of mass 'm' strikes a wedge of mass 'M' horizontally as shown in the figure.
STATEMENT-1 : If the collision is perfectly inelastic then, it can be concluded that the particle sticks to the wedge.
STATEMENT-2 : In perfectly inelastic collision velocity of both bodies is same along common normal just after the collision.

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A

Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is True; Statement-2 is a correct explanation for Statement-1.

B

Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is True; Statement-2 is NOT a correct explanation for Statement-1.

C

Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is False.

D

Statement-1 is False, Statement-2 is True.

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Updated on : 2022-09-05
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Correct option is B)

In perfectly inelastic collision velocity of both body is same along common normal. But in this case mass m is stuck on m due to an inclination of AB surface if AB is not inclined both moves with same speed only.

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