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collision between a bullet and block

A bullet of mass 0.1kg is fired into a block of mass 10kg initially at rest at the edge of a frictionless table of a height 2m. The bullet remains in the block and after impact the block lands a distance d from the bottom of the table. Use the attached figure to solve the following:

a) find the distance d

b) the speed of the block when it reaches the floor

Initial velocity is not given.

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The solution explains on the collision between a bullet and a block, which is at rest at the edge of a frictionless table. It shows how to find the landing distance and the speed of the combination of the bullet and the block.

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