1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 27-g rifle bullet traveling 230m/s buries itself in a 3.3-kg pendulum hanging on a 2.9-m-long string, which makes the pendulum swing upward in an arc. Determine the vertical and horizontal components of the pendulum's maximum displacement. x=? and h=? 2. Relevant equations v= (m+M)/m * sqr root (2gh) 3. The attempt at a solution I just expanded on the above equation and derived several others ..dont know where to go next.. L = length of string ; M=block's mass ; h=max height ; x=distance on x axis ; m=bullet's mass v= (m+M)/m * sqr root (2gh) (v* (m/m+M)^2)/(2g)=h h= L(1-cos theta) cos-1 theta(-1 ((h/L)-1) = theta L sin theta = x EDIT: sorry nicksauce. I have now included the question.