a block of mass M is held on a horizontal table against a compressed horizontal (massless) spring. When released from rest, the block is launched along the tabletop and eventually comes to a stop after sliding a total distance L. The initial spring compression is x_0 and the spring constant is K. Calculate teh coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the ttable top in terms of the variables M, L, K, and X_0.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Im lost. I know F=ma. I know x_0*k is the force the spring is dishing out. I know that the frictional force is Mu*M*g. I tried to put it together with v^2 = v_0^2 + 2aD. The problem with that is I dont know the initial velocity.

How do I use X_0*K to calculate velocity?

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