Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.2 - Momentum - Got It?: 9.2

Answer

The same.

Work Step by Step

This is a key thing to understand: the momentum before the explosion and after the explosion does not change. Thus, the sum of the momentum of all of the pieces must equal the momentum of the object before it explodes.
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