(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

We have a spring that is 30cm with a spring constant of 12000N/m

and there is a 65 kg weight put onto this spring. What is the new length of the spring?

2. Relevant equations

f = k *changeof* x

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried to take 65kg times 9.81 to find newtons (which is 637.65N)

so therefore 637.65 = 12000 *change of* x

and x = 637.65/12000

But something feels fishy about this, a spring doesnt move down just .053 m

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# Homework Help: Question involving spring constant

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