Calculating distance from force and impact

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If I know the mass of an object, the force of impact, how do i calculate the distance the object is from the impact point?
i have a stationay object of known mass being hit with a piston at a known force and speed can i work backwards and determine at what height if dropped would be equivalent to the known perameters
 

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Drakkith
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So you want to know at what height an object would have to be dropped to have the same force imparted to it that a specific piston would?
 
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Hi drakkith, yes thats exactly what I need to calculate, is it possible ? Can you help ?
 

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