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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

16 g rifle bullet traveling 180 m/s buries itself in a 4.0 kg pendulum hanging on a 3.5 m long string, which makes the pendulum swing upward in an arc. Determine the horizontal component of the pendulum's maximum displacement

2. Relevant equations

arc length s= rtheta

3. The attempt at a solution

i dont think the block and bullet make a angle with a vertical

so work= F*s where S= Rtheta, but i cant find theta,

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# Homework Help: Ballistic pendelum problem

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