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Measure weight of object hanging from a spring

  1. Apr 7, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A spring that can be considered ideal hangs from a stand. Suppose the spring is used in a spring scale that is limited to a maximum value of 25 N, but you would like to weigh an object of mass M that weighs more than 25 N. YOu must use commonly available equipment and the spring scale to determine the weight of the object without breaking the scale. Show one way that the equipment you choose could be used with the spring scale to determine the weight of the object.
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    How can you do this?? I'm confused:surprised
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 7, 2007 #2
    you could hang the mass from the spring into a bucket of water
  4. Apr 8, 2007 #3
    I imagine you could also use pulleys.
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