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How Deep an Impact Drives a Spike into the Ground

A 1500KG mass is dropped 1.5M onto a spike. The spike has a resistance of 300N throughout. Assume 30% of the force is lost on impact. How deep will the spike be driven into the ground?

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When the spike is being driven into the ground, the mass of 1500 Kg is ...

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Brief calculations show how to find the answer when given the mass of the impact-driver and the spike's resistance.