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Spring / Ramp Problem

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Homework Statement



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.

Homework Equations



I am pretty sure that this is just an MGH type problem, so I used :

mgh=1/2kx^2



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?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
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That is correct.
 
  • #3
awesome, thanks alot!
 

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