1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 3.5 kg box is launched from a spring that has spring constant 1200 N/m. The spring is initially compressed by an amount 1.7 m. The box slides along the frictionless track shown below and into a second spring that has a spring constant 900 N/m. It compresses the spring by an amount 2.1 m before turning around. What is the height of the second spring? 2. Relevant equations F=ma (for 3 different phases) F=-kx (hookes equations) V_f^2 = V_0^2 + 2a(delta_y) mgh=delta_KE 3. The attempt at a solution I feel like my attempt at a solution went too smoothly, so i'm suspicious I did something terribly wrong somewhere, or forgot to account for something. Basically I started at the blocks starting position. Using Hooke's law, I got F=-kx, and F turns out to be -2040 N... (-1200N/m / 1.7m). I then do the same thing for the other side where the spring compresses at the end of the blocks path. I get F= -1890N ... (-900N/M)(2.1m). So there is 150 N lost in the system... this must mean 150N is lost when its going up along the higher slope on the other side? I then attempt to find V_final using mgh = (1/2)mv_f^2 - (1/2)mv_i^2. But v_i^2 is just 0 so... mgh= (1/2)mf_f^2. I plug in numbers, do the algebra and v_f comes out to be 11.46 m/s ... I THEN use V_f^2 = V_0^2 + 2a(delta_y) Same story... plug in numbers and do algebra and I get delta_y to be 1.53m. Now I tack on the starting height plus this found height. So I get 6.7m + 1.53m and I end up with the final answer of 8.23m Does this all sound right? I dont have a solution to the problem so I wanted to check with the pro's on this forum. Thanks for any help!