# A spring with a constant of #2 (kg)/(s^2)# is lying on the ground with one end attached to a wall. An object with a mass of #8 kg # and speed of # 5 m/s# collides with and compresses the spring until it stops moving. How much will the spring compress?

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Apr 19, 2016

#### Explanation:

Energy is conserved in this reaction.

Kinetic energy of the object is given by

Rearranging this to make

Putting in values the question gives us,