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When a 9.09kg mass is placed on top of a vertical spring, the spring compresses 4.18 cm. Find the force constant of the spring.
Okay I know the formula for a spring is F=-kx
So k=mg/x
converting the cm to m I get 4.18cm = 0.0418m
So I plug in my numbers
k=(9.09kg)(9.81m/s^2)/ 0.0418
but that gives me 2133 which is not the answer.
What am I doing wrong?
Okay I know the formula for a spring is F=-kx
So k=mg/x
converting the cm to m I get 4.18cm = 0.0418m
So I plug in my numbers
k=(9.09kg)(9.81m/s^2)/ 0.0418
but that gives me 2133 which is not the answer.
What am I doing wrong?