Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition) Clone

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.6 - Elastic Collisions - Got It? - Page 167: 9.7

Answer

The ball on the floor at rest is not as massive as the other ball.

Work Step by Step

If the ball at rest was more massive, it would end up going in the original direction of the other ball, and the other ball would bounce off and go in the opposite direction. However, since they end up going in the same direction, we see that the ball initially moving was more massive.
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