A 5-kg shell is fired from a gun which has a mass of 6000Kg.If the gun recoils with a velocity of 3m/s,find the muzzle velocity of the shell?

Attempt:

(5)(0)+(6000)(-3)=V(5+6000)

I don't know if i am doing it correct?

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- Jun 17th 2009, 10:41 AMmj.alawamiElastic vand inelastic collision
A 5-kg shell is fired from a gun which has a mass of 6000Kg.If the gun recoils with a velocity of 3m/s,find the muzzle velocity of the shell?

Attempt:

(5)(0)+(6000)(-3)=V(5+6000)

I don't know if i am doing it correct? - Jun 17th 2009, 11:01 AMskeeter