# Give reason for the following :Can a body have momentum without having energy? Explain.

Momentum = mass × velocity

A body can only possess velocity if it has kinetic energy and if does not have that energy than velocity = 0, using this value in above mentioned formula

Momentum = mass × 0

Momentum = 0

So, a body cannot have momentum without having energy.

Sometimes even if a body has energy, its momentum can be zero. For example: a brick lying on the roof of a building possess potential energy but no velocity so momentum will be zero.

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