# Hookes law

## Homework Statement

A mass of 2.3 kg is dropped from a height of 4.82 meters above a vertical spring anchored at its lower end to the floor. If the spring constant is 20 N/cm, how far, to the nearest tenth of a cm, is the spring compressed?

## Homework Equations

PE = mgh
KE = (1/2)m(v^2)
Hookes Law= (1/2)K(x^2)

## The Attempt at a Solution

mgh = (1/2)K(x^2)

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