1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A spider is caught in the midpoint of a spider thread. The thread breaks under a stress of 8.2E8 N/m^2 and a strain of 2.00. Initially, it was horizontal and had a length of 2.00 cm and a cross-sectional area of 8.E-12 m^2. As the thread was stretched under the weight of the insect, its volume remained constant. If the weight of the insect puts the thread on the verge of breaking, what is the insect’s mass? 2. Relevant equations stress=F/A A=cross sectional area 3. The attempt at a solution Stress*A/g=w I know I'm missing a key point here because I do not take in account the length of the wire, but how does the length of wire affect this problem?