Momentum and Collisions - Mission MC2 Detailed Help

In a collision, an object experiences an impulse. This impulse causes and is equal to the _____ of the object.

Definition of Impulse:
An object that encounters a collision will experience a force acting for a given amount of time to change its momentum. The impulse experienced by the object is the mathematical product of the force and time.

Momentum Change - Impulse Theorem:
When a force is exerted upon an object in a collision, the object is said to have encountered an impulse. The impulse is simply the mathematical product of the force exerted on the object and the amount of time over which it was exerted. The impulse changes the object's momentum and is equal to the amount of momentum change.
Impulse = Momentum Change