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The momentum might not be given, for instance the question could give you the wavelength and ask you to solve for the momentum using the DeBroglie Equation where momentum is p=h/lambda. So you know lambda (the wavelength) and h is a constant given to you, so therefore you can solve for the momentum (p).
I would recommend using a systematic approach to these kinds of problems. Just write the equation that you need to use to find the answer and if you don’t have all relevant information for that equation them most likely you would have to use another equation like de Broglie to get that information and finish solving it. It is possible that they wont give you ALL the information directly for a given equation.
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