(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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!

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# Homework Help: How do I find the maximum compression of a spring?

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