hey, im new to the forum, im having a lot of trouble with my last engineering assignment,

If someone could point me in the right direction much applyed

Btw its a mechanical principles question.

Question: A nail gun of a mass of 2kg fires 20g nails; it experiences a retarding force of 50N and recoils by 1.25cm after each nail is fired. Find the initial speed of the nail leaving the gun.

So at the moment what i have worked out is...

Momentum before = momentum after

Mgn Vgn = Mg Vg + Mn Vn

Momentum before is 0 as nothing as nail hasnt been fired

To find V im using V2 = u2 + 2as (the first 2's are ment to be powers)

when s= displacement (i gaver this is recoil? so it would be 1.25cm)

u = inital velocity

v = final velocity

a = acceleration (A=F/M=50/0.02= 2500m/s)

t = time

Rep will be given, i need this assignment done for monday so i can stay on the college course im doing