# A fly splats on your windshield. What is the collision type?

The word "splat" indicates that this collision is not elastic.

Remember that inelastic collision refers to the deformation and joining of the objects. "Splat" means to flatten, and in this context also implies to stick to the windshield.

Since the car is much heavier than the fly, inelastic collisions also preserve momentum; the car will only slow imperceptibly.

On the other hand, this would only be an elastic collision if the fly bounces off the windshield and the car is traveling slowly.

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The collision type between the fly and the windshield is an inelastic collision.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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