# A 150 gram bullet is fired from a 3.0 k.g gun...?

A 150 gram bullet is fired form a 3.0 k.g gun. If the bullet is traveling with a velocity of 460 m/s, how fast does the gun recoil towards the hunter?

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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Conservation of momentum:

Initial momentum = 0

= final momentum = mgun vgun - mbullet vbullet

Solve for the recoil speed of the gun:

vgun = vbullet mbullet / mgun

They give you the bullet's speed and the masses. Plugnchug.

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