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## Homework Statement

A block of mass m = 3.4 kg is dropped from height h = 44 cm onto a spring of spring constant k = 1920 N/m (Fig. 8-38). Find the maximum distance the spring is compressed.

[PLAIN]http://edugen.wiley.com/edugen/courses/crs1650/art/qb/qu/c08/fig08_36.gif [Broken]

## Homework Equations

Ep=mgh

Ep=1/2kx^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

Ok so I found the Potential Energy Ep=mgh. That energy should equal to 1/2kx^2.

So I set mgh = 1/2kx^2 to solve for x but my answer was wrong?

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