(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An elevator cable breaks when a 798 kg elevator is 28.9 m above a huge spring (k = 8.00 multiplied by 104 N/m) at the bottom of the shaft.

(a) Calculate the work done by gravity on the elevator before it hits the spring. I got 226009 which is right

(b) Calculate the speed of the elevator just before striking the spring. I got 23.8 which is right

(c) Calculate the amount the spring compresses (note that work is done by both the spring and gravity in this part).

I need help with C!

2. Relevant equations

PEgr = mgh

PEel = 1/2kx^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I dont have my work in front of me right now but I got 2.28 and 2.38 and they were each wrong. I'll edit this later if i find my work

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# Homework Help: Elevator Cable Breaks

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