1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Block on Incline In Fig. 16-35, a block weighing 17.0 N is able to slide without friction on a 32.0° incline. It is connected to the top of the incline by a massless spring of unstretched length 0.475 m and spring constant 110 N/m. Figure 16-35 (a) How far down the incline would you have to place the block so it would not oscillate when you let go? 1 m (b) If the block is pulled slightly down the incline from where you placed in part (a) and released, what is the period of the resulting oscillations? 2. Relevant equations I got part b, just need part a. I was told that Force(spring) = Force(gravity) (Fs) = kx (Fgrav)= mgcos(theta) since on an incline 3. The attempt at a solution The force of spring = kx and The force of grav = mg cos(theta) By doing this my answer should be x = [ mg cos (theta) ] / k which comes out to be about 1.284 This showed up as incorrect. Some guidance about what I'm doing wrong is greatly appreciated. I had posted in another thread a few hours ago and no one responded... but it was one that already had many posts so I guess people just ignored it.