A spring with spring constant 200 N/m is suspended vertically with its upper end fixed to the ceiling and its lower end at position y = 0. A block of weight 20 N is attached to the lower end, held still for a moment, and then released. How far will the block move before coming momentarily to a stop?
mg = -kx
mg = 0.5kx^2
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried using the first equation and got x = 0.1m as my ans. which was wrong. I then tried using the second equation instead and still got an incorrect answer. Where am I going wrong? The ans. is 0.2 m.
Thanks in advance!