Problem: A block with mass 4.95 kg is on a horizontal frictionless surface. It rest against a horizontal spring that has force constant k = 300 N/m. Initially the spring is not compressed. A bullet with mass 0.0500 kg is travelling horizontally with speed v0 = 400 m/s. The bullet strikes the block and remains embedded in it. What is the maximum distance that the spring is compressed after the collision with the bullet?

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A block with mass 4.95 kg is on a horizontal frictionless surface. It rest against a horizontal spring that has force constant = 300 N/m. Initially the spring is not compressed. A bullet with mass 0.0500 kg is travelling horizontally with speed v0 = 400 m/s. The bullet strikes the block and remains embedded in it. What is the maximum distance that the spring is compressed after the collision with the bullet?