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

A 3kg mass starts at rest and slides a distance d down a smooth 30deg incline, where it contacts an unstressed spring. It slides an additional 0.2 m as it is brought momentarily to rest by compressing the spring (k=400N/m)

What is the initial separation d between the mass and the spring?

2. Relevant equations

F=ma

Vf = Vi + at

Us = 1/2kx^2

Ug = mgh

K = 1/2mv^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm not sure how to approach this problem yet. I know that you need to find the Vf, using mgsin30 as the acceleration and Vi=0.

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# Homework Help: Mass sliding down incline with spring

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