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A block of mass m = 1.9 kg is dropped from height h = 77 cm onto a spring of spring constant k = 1510 N/m (Fig. 8-38). Find the maximum distance the spring is compressed.
My attempt:
mgh = 1/2kx^2
(1.9)(9.8)(.77) = (.5)(1510)x^2
x = 0.138m
But it's not the correct answer.
What am I doing wrong?
My attempt:
mgh = 1/2kx^2
(1.9)(9.8)(.77) = (.5)(1510)x^2
x = 0.138m
But it's not the correct answer.
What am I doing wrong?