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

A 7.0kg box moving at 6.0m/s on a horizontal, frictionless surface runs into a light spring of force constant 50N/cm .

What is the maximum compression of the spring?

2. Relevant equations

K=1/2mv^2

3. The attempt at a solution

K=1/2(7.0)(6)^2 = 126N

126N/(50N/cm) = 2.52cm

That is apparently incorrect.

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# Homework Help: Maximum spring compression problem

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