Here, Mass of object,`m_(1)`= 1 kg
And, Velocity of object, `v_(1)=10ms^(-1)`
So, Momentum of object=`m_(1)xxv_(1)`
`1xx10 kg ms^(-1)`…(1)
Now, Mass of wooden block, `m_(2)` =5 kg
And, Velocity of wooden block, `v_(2) = 0` (It is stationary)
So, Momentum of wooden block = `m_(2) xx v_(2)`
before impact=10 kgm`s^(-1)`......(3)
Now, according to the law of conservation of momentum, the total momentum just after the impact will be the same as the tota lmomentum just before the impact. This means that the total momentum just after the impact will also be 10 kg m `s^(-1)`.
Total momentum=10 kg m `s^(-1)`
Total mass of object = 1 kg + 5 kg
and wooden block= 6 kg
And Velocity of object = v m `s^(1)` (Supposed)
and wooden block
Thus, the velocity of the object and wooden block together is 1.67 metres per second.