A 1.75 kg block slides with a speed of 0.880 m/s on a frictionless horizontal surface until it encounters a spring with a force constant of 787 N/m. The block comes to rest after compressing the spring 4.15 cm.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Find the spring potential energy, U, the kinetic energy of the block, K, and the total mechanical energy of the system, E, for compressions of (a.) 0 cm, (b.) 1.00 cm, (c.) 2.00 cm, (d.) 3.00 cm, (e.) 4.00 cm.

HELP!

I've been using the equations:

spring potential = 1/2*force constant*length^2

kinetic = 1/2*m*v^2

total = Spring + kinetic

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