Let the velocity of the block-and-bullet system be v after the bullet is embedded in the block.
The height by which the block rises is expressed as:
A gun fires a bullet vertically upwards into a 1.40-kg block of wood at rest on a thin horizontal sheet.
If the bullet has a mass of 26.8g and a speed of 230m/s , how high will the block rise into the air after the bullet becomes embedded in it?
Express your answer to three significant figures and include the appropriate units.
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