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# A mass m1 has a velocity of u and mass m2 has a velocity of v. Then find the individual momentum of mass m1 and mass m2 respectively.

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m1v and m2u

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Both have zero momentum

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m1u and m2v

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m1(u+v) and m2(u+v)

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## The correct option is C m1u and m2v We know, momentum, p = mv, where m is the mass and v is the velocity. For first object, mass = m1 and velocity = u. Therefore momentum, p=m1u For second object, mass = m2 and velocity = v. Therefore momentum, p=m2v

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