Okay--- Here's the question: A 12.0-g bullet is fired horizontally into a 100-g wooden block that is initially at rest on a frictionless horizontal surface and connected to a spring having spring constant 150 N/m. The bullet becomes embedded in the block. If the bullet-block system compresses the spring by a maximum of 80.0cm, what was the speed of the bullet at impact with the block? I understand that this is an elastic question and I'll need to use conservation of momentum and probably conservation of kinetic energy... But the whole spring thing throws me off? What does it mean? And how do I go about solving this problem when NO velocities are given? Accept for the block being initially at rest..... I'm confused. Help. Please Help.