1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 4.70-kg steel ball is dropped from a height of 11.0 m into a box of sand and sinks 0.500 m into the sand before stopping. How much energy is dissipated through the interaction with the sand? Express answer using three significant digits. 2. Relevant equations Potential Energy = mhg Mechanical Energy = (1/2)mv^2 3. The attempt at a solution I thought that the energy dissipated would be equal to the potential energy at the start of the problem. So I found the initial potential energy with the equation mgh = (4.7)(11)(9.8) = 507 However, I submitted this answer and the program said it was incorrect.