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After a moment, the force is removed.

a) What is the potential energy of the block due to the spring when it is held in the stretched position?

For this question, I did PE=(mgh). So, PE= (12)(9.8)(0.4m) and got 47.04 J, but that's not the right answer.

b) What is the total mechanical energy of the block when it is held in the stretched position?

c) What is the total mechanical energy of the block when it returns to its unstretched position?

d) When the spring again returns to its unstretched length, what is the speed of the block?

e) What is the total mechanical energy of the block when it has returned only halfway (20 cm) to its unstretched position?

f) When the spring has returned only halfway (20 cm), what is the speed of the block?