# A spring with a constant of #9 (kg)/s^2# is lying on the ground with one end attached to a wall. An object with a mass of #1 kg# and speed of #3 m/s# collides with and compresses the spring until it stops moving. How much will the spring compress?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 1, 2017

The compression is

#### 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,