Puddy hitting a mass attached to spring

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A block of mass M rests on a frictionless horizontal surface and is attached to a wall by a spring of spring constant k. A blob of putty of mass m and horizontal speed v collides with and sticks to the block. Find the maximum compression of the spring.

can anyone help?
 

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Homework Statement



A block of mass M rests on a frictionless horizontal surface and is attached to a wall by a spring of spring constant k. A blob of putty of mass m and horizontal speed v collides with and sticks to the block. Find the maximum compression of the spring.

can anyone help?

Too funny. I saw the title of this thread, and thought a cat was the projectile! :rofl:

Welcome to the PF. Use total energy to solve the problem. TE = KE + PE.
 
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thank you
 

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