Two 54kg blocks are held 30cm above a table. As shown in the figure, one of them is just touching a 30cm long spring. The blocks are released at the same time. The block on the left hits the table at exactly the same instant as the block on the right first comes to an instantaneous rest.
What is the spring constant?
Delta L = mg/k
The Attempt at a Solution
I think the solution might start with finding the time it takes for the free fall block to hit the surface, which is the same as the block mounted on the spring. Then we can use to some how find the compression length. But that's as far as I have got.