(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

See attachment (titled "Statement.jpg")

2. Relevant equations

F = ma

F = -kx

U = K = (1/2)kx^2

I'm assuming there are more...

3. The attempt at a solution

My first attempt at this soultion was to use energy methods. The force applied for some time t0 will displace the block by some distance x. I then calculated the potential energy in the spring and used COE. However I eneded up with a useless result. It was something like (x-x0)^2 = (x-x0)^2.

Any hints you can give me will be GREATLY appreciated! I have also attached the free-body diagram that I came up with (titled "FBD.jpg"). Thank you in advance!

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