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Q19  A trolley of mass 300 kg carrying a sandbag of 25 kg is moving uniformly with a speed of 27 km/h on a frictionless track. After a while, sand starts leaking out of a hole on the floor of the trolley at the rate of 0.005 Kg s^{-1}. What is the speed of the trolley after the entire sandbag is empty?

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Since the sand is falling in the trolley thus the force generated on the system (trolley and sandbag) is an internal force. There is no external force thus momentum of the system doesn't change. Hence speed remains the same i.e.,  27 Km/hr.

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Devendra Khairwa

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