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A light spring of constant k = 85.0 N/m rests vertically on a table (as shown in part a) of the figure below). A 2.25 g balloon is filled with helium (density = 0.180 kg/m3) to a volume of 5.95 m3 and is then connected to the spring, causing it to stretch as shown in part b). Determine the extension distance L when the balloon is in equilibrium.

2. Relevant equations

F= k[tex]\Delta[/tex]x

F=[tex]\rho[/tex]A

3. The attempt at a solution

so i tried to find the weight of the balloon by multiplying Volume of the balloon to the density to the density and then adding it to the mass of the balloon and multiplying it to 9.8m/s^{2}. this answer of 10.51785 i divided by k (85N/m) and got an answer of 0.124 m..this was wrong ..can someone tell me what is wrong with this thinking

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# A balloon and a spring..find extension

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