# A spring with a constant of #6 (kg)/s^2# is lying on the ground with one end attached to a wall. An object with a mass of #9 kg# and speed of #7 m/s# collides with and compresses the spring until it stops moving. How much will the spring compress?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 28, 2017

The spring compresses by

#### Explanation:

The spring constant is

The kinetic energy of the object is

This kinetic energy will be stored in the spring as potential energy.

So,