1. Elastic and non-elastic collision

A bullet of mass m travelling at a velocity of v hits a block of mass M . After collision , the bullet is embedded in the block . The block is displaced through a height of h . Find the speed of the bullet in terms of m , M and h .

2. Originally Posted by alphabeta
A bullet of mass m travelling at a velocity of v hits a block of mass M . After collision , the bullet is embedded in the block . The block is displaced through a height of h . Find the speed of the bullet in terms of m , M and h .
Post the rest of the specification of the problem please, and save us from having to reconstruct it.

CB

3. Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
Post the rest of the specification of the problem please, and save us from having to reconstruct it.

CB
Sorry captain , there is a diagram for this question . I just cant find a way to post the diagram here .

The diagram shows a ballistic pendulum used to determine the speed of a bullet . A bullet of mass m travelling at a velocity of v hits a block of mass M . After collision , the bullet is embedded in the block . The block is displaced through a height of h . Find the speed of the bullet in terms of m , M and h .