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1. A body of mass 2 kg is suspended from a spring of negligible mass, and is found to stretch the spring 20 centimeter. What is the spring constant?

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  1. jaersyn
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    what's the equation again?

  2. jaersyn
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    f = -kx

  3. jaersyn
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    2kg * 9.8m/s^2 = f

  4. jaersyn
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    2cm = 0.02m <<< x, then solve for k

  5. jsoeung
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    19.6 = -k20

  6. jaersyn
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    you have to convert 20cm into m because acceleration due to gravity is in meters

  7. jsoeung
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    Ohhh thanks thanks so 980=-k?

  8. jaersyn
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    i guess yeah

  9. jsoeung
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    -980 can be a spring constant?

  10. jaersyn
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    i think that's how it's usually expressed, i can't remember though. ask the physics study group roflmao

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