Problem 34P

A 0.430-kg block is attached to a horizontal spring that is at its equilibrium length, and whose force constant is 20.0 N/m. The block rests on a fi ctionless surface. A 0.0500-kg wad of putty is thrown horizontally at the block, hitting it with a speed of 2.30 m/s and sticking. How far does the putty-block system compress the spring?

Solution 34P

Step 1 of 3:

In this question, we need to find the distance compressed by the putty block system

Data given

Mass of the block

Force constant

Mass of putty

Final velocity of putty