State if each of the following statements is true or false. Give reasons for your answer.

In an inelastic collision, the final kinetic energy is always less than the initial kinetic energy of the system.

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True

In an inelastic collision, the final kinetic energy is always less than the initial kinetic energy of the system. This is because in such collisions, there is always a loss of energy in the form of heat, sound, etc.

Concept: Work Done by a Constant Force and a Variable Force

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