Ina shoots a large marble (Marble A, mass: 0.08 kg) at a smaller marble (Marble B, mass: 0.05 kg) that is sitting still. Marble A was initially moving at a velocity of 0.5 m/s, but after the collision it has a velocity of –0.1 m/s. What is the resulting velocity of marble B after the collision?



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α=velocity marble B after collision
 If i remember any mechanics correctly from last year, it's that the resultant mass x velocity should be equal to them before the collision. So, 0.08 x 0.5 = 0.04 and 0.05 x 0 = 0. 
0.04 + 0 = 0.08 x 0.1 + 0.05 x W.( I believe you can ignore negatives here as it just dictates direction) 
0.04 = 0.008 + 0.05W 
0.032 = 0.05W 
W = 0.64 
So the resulting velocity is, hopefully, 0.64. 
(Don't hurt me if this is wrong, I had the best intentions =] ) 
Good luck, this part of maths is brutal.