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Energy Conservation in Oscillatory Motion

A 10.0 g bullet embeds itself in a 0.500 kg block, which is attached to a spring of force constant 36.0 N/m. If the maximum compression of the spring is 1.50 cm, find

(a) the initial speed of the bullet and
(b) the time for the bullet-block system to come to rest.

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