A 500-g block is released from rest and slides down a frictionless track that begins 2.00 m above the horizontal as shown in the figure. At the bottom of the track, where the surface is horizontal, the block strikes and sticks to a light spring with a constant of 20 N/m.find the maximum distance the spring is compressed.
I am pretty sure that this is just an MGH type problem, so I used :
The Attempt at a Solution
Using the above formula, I calculated: (.500)(9.8)(2)=.5(20)(x^2)
Solving the equation for value x i get .99 m.
Can anyone advise me to whether this is correct or not?