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An 8.00 g bullet is fired into a 160 g block that is initially at rest at the edge of a table of 1.00 m height. The bullet remains in the block, and after the impact the block lands d = 2.2 m from the bottom of the table. Determine the initial speed of the bullet.

2. Relevant equations

y=voyt + 1/2 gt^{2}

vox = x/t

mbvb = (mb + mB) v

3. The attempt at a solution

y=voyt + 1/2 gt^{2}

t^{2}=-2(1m)/9.8 m/s^{2}

t=0.45s

vox = x/t

vox = 2.2m / 0.45s

vox= 4.889 m/s

mbvb = (mb + mB) v

vb= ((0.008 kg + 0.160kg)/0.160kg) 4.889 m/s

vb=5.13 m/s

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# Homework Help: Determine the initial speed of the bullet

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