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    A gun is fired vertically into a m = 1.34 kg block of wood at rest on a thin horizontal sheet directly above it, as shown in the attached figure (Word file). If the bullet has a mass of 22.0 g and strikes the block with speed v = 300 m/s, how high will the block rise into the air after the bullet becomes embedded in it?

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    Assume that the block will rise h meters into the air after the bullet becomes embedded in it. Denote the speed after the bullet becomes ...

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    The solution includes formula and calculations in attached word file.