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

In a spring gun, a spring of mass 0.244kg and force constant 3500N/m is compressed 2.00cm from its unstretched length. When the trigger is pulled, the spring pushes horizontally on a 4.1×10−2kg ball. The work done by friction is negligible. (a) Calculate the ball's speed when the spring reaches its uncompressed length ignoring the mass of the spring.

ans is 5.8m/s ( i got this answer correct, but there is a second part of the qns which i cant solve)

part b: Calculate the ball's speed when the spring reaches its uncompressed length including, using the results of part A, the mass of the spring.

2. Relevant equations

(K + Ug + Ue) initial = (K + Ug + Ue) final

3. The attempt at a solution

i tried by just replacing the mass in part a with their total mass. I got 2.1m/s but it is incorrect.

Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Pls help Spring gun qns

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