The image above represents linear momentum.

To compute for linear momentum, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **mass (m) **and **velocity (v).**

The formula for calculating linear momentum:

p = mv

Where;

p = Momentum

m = Mass

v = Velocity

Let’s solve an example;

Find the momentum when the mass is 8 and the velocity is 12.

This implies that;

m = Mass = 8

v = Velocity = 12

p = mv

p = 8 x 12

p = 96

Therefore, the **momentum **is **96 Kgm/s.
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**Calculating the Mass when the Momentum and the Velocity is Given.**

m = ^{p} / _{v}

Where;

m = Mass

p = Momentum

v = Velocity

Let’s solve an example;

Find the mass when the momentum is 40 and the velocity is 18.

This implies that;

p = Momentum = 40

v = Velocity = 18

m = ^{p} / _{v}

m = ^{40} / _{18}

m = 2.22

Therefore, the **mass **is **2.22 kg.**

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