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Finding the maximum displacement

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Homework Statement


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I want to find the maximum displacement of block A in the left direction

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The Attempt at a Solution



I first found the velocities of both blocks after the bullet escapes with 100m/s by using the impulse-momentum theorem.
I then applied the work-energy theorem for the system
For a maximum displacement, I assumed that work done by internal dissipative forces must have been tending to zero. Solving, I got an answer much greater than the correct answer which means my assumption was wrong.

I don't know how to proceed further
 

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Please show your work. It's not very helpful to only describe what you did.
 

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