A vertical spring with k = 495 N/m is standing on the ground. You are holding a 5.8 kg block just above the spring, not quite touching it.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

How far does the spring compress if you let go of the block suddenly?

i thought i could just use k = F/distance

so 495(D) = (5.8)(9.8)

D = .1148 but this is not correct. i take it i am doing something wrong with my acceleration but i'm not sure what. can anyone help me with this?

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# Homework Help: Compression of a spring

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