Collision of a Cart with a Spring#

A 15 \(kg\) runaway grocery cart runs into a spring with a spring constant \(k = \) 286 \(N/m\) and compresses it by 57 \(cm\) before momentarily coming to rest.

Question Text#

What was the speed of the cart just before it hit the spring?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in m/s.


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