Is a spring force seprable?

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If you've got a spring, one end pinned up the y axis, and a particle constrained to move along the x axis, but attatched to the other end of the spring, does it have any idea how far up the y axis the spring is fixed?
 

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yes, you can tell from the magnitude of the force in the x direction, assuming you know the spring stiffness.
 
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