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Asked Mar 20, 2019

The spring is fixed to block A and block B is pressed against the spring. If the spring is compressed s=200mm and then the blocks are released, determine the speeds of both blocks at the instant block B loses contact with the spring. The mass of block A is 13kg and the mass of block B is 20kg. The spring constant k= 5 kN/m.

Step 1

Apply the conservation of momentum principle to the given system.

Step 2

Apply the conservation of energy...

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