(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A force of [tex]800 m[/tex] stretches a certain spring a distance of [tex]0.200 m[/tex].

1. What is the potential energy of the spring when it is stretched a distance of [tex]0.200 m[/tex]?

Why is the answer 80.0 J instead of 160. J?

2. What is its potential energy when it is compressed a distance of [tex]5.00 cm[/tex]?

Why is the answer 5.00 J?

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# Potential Energy of a Spring?

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