Problem: A gun fires a bullet vertically into a 1.40-kg block of wood at rest on a thin horizontal sheet. If the bullet has a mass of 18.0 g and a speed of 310 m/s, how high will the block rise into the air after the bullet becomes embedded in it?

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A gun fires a bullet vertically into a 1.40-kg block of wood at rest on a thin horizontal sheet. If the bullet has a mass of 18.0 g and a speed of 310 m/s, how high will the block rise into the air after the bullet becomes embedded in it?

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