1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A linear elastic spring can be compressed 0.10m by an applied force of magnitude 5.0N. A 4.5kg crate, moving at 2.0m/s, collides with this spring. What will be the maximum compression of the spring? x= 0.10kg F= 5.0N m= 4.5kg v= 2.0m/s 2. Relevant equations I'm not really sure, but I think that this is a law of conservation of energy problem... E = E' Eg+Ek+Ee=(Eg+Ek+Ee)' Ek=0.5(mv)^2 3. The attempt at a solution I'm just really lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated!