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What was the force exerted on the bullet bringing it to rest?

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1. Homework Statement
a 3 gram bullet traveling at 350m/s squared hits a tree and slows down uniformly to a stop while penetrating a distance of 12 cm into the tree's trunk. What was the force exerted on the bullet bringing it to rest?


2. Homework Equations



3. The Attempt at a Solution I know the speed is 350m/s , the weight is .003 kg, and the distance it traveled is .12 m. I cant figure out how to get the newtons so i can get the joules. I am stuck.
 
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cristo
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Welcome to the forums. Please note that for homework questions we need to see your working before we can help you. Do you have any thoughts? Hint: how does the work done by the force stopping the bullet relate to the total energy of the bullet before it hits the tree?
 

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