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Homework Help: Force constant of rear suspension of car

  1. Feb 9, 2006 #1
    Can anyone help with the formula set ups for this ?

    A 110 kg box is loaded into the trunk of a car. If the height of the car's bumper decreases by 13 cm, what is the force constant of the rear suspension ?
     
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  3. Feb 9, 2006 #2
    Sounds like a Hooke's law problem, F = kx, k is the spring (force?) constant, and x is the displacement from the equilibrium position, how much the spring is compressed or stretched. Does this help?
     
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