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A 10.0 kg mass slides from rest down a frictionless inclined plane from a height of 0.500 m. After traveling 5.0 m along the ramp, it moves along a horizontal surface (frictionless again) where it makes contact with a spring. The force constant of the spring is 100.0 N/m. Determine the distance that the spring is compressed before the mass comes momentarily to a halt.

m=10.0 kg

k=100.0 N/m

h=0.500 m

2. Relevant equations

KE (initial) + PE (initial) = KE (final) + PE (final)

3. The attempt at a solution

{Initial} [1/2(m)(v^2)]+[1/2(k)(x^2)] = {Final} [1/2(m)(v^2)]+[1/2(k)(x^2)]

That's all I could do. I do not know if I have the correct equation here. But, if I do, I do not know how to get the (v^2) in the equation.

Also, another thing that is troubling me is that I do not know what effect the incline has on the question, or if it does at all.

Thanks, in advance, for your help!

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