# Simple harmonic motion

The problem is a ball is dropped onto a spring and the spring compresses .95m. The ball then sticks to the spring and oscillates with a period of 1.1 seconds and has a mass of 6kg.

I thought that the equation mg(h+x)=1/2(k)(x^2) would be what i would use.

I got h=.47m I also figured out that k= 61.96N/M i tried using this equation for another problem and it did not work. I am not sure if this is the right answer. Also How would i find how much the spring would be compressed when the spring stopped oscillating and was at rest.

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