1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data When a 4.00-kg object is hung vertically on a certain light spring that obeys Hooke’s law, the spring stretches 2.50 cm. If the 4.00-kg object is removed, (a) how far will the spring stretch if a 1.50-kg block is hung on it? (b) How much work must an external agent do to stretch the same spring 4.00 cm from its unstretched position? 2. Relevant equations F = -k*x W = F*x 3. The attempt at a solution **I get a) correct so you can skip to b) if you want a) First using the 4kg block I get a force of 39.2N. Then using 39.2 = -k*-0.025 and solving for k I get k= 1568 N/m. . Then inputting k for the 1.5 kg block(F=14.7 N) I get 14.7=1568x. x=0.00938 m or x= 0.938 cm b)This is what I tried to do: F=-1568*-0.04=62.8 N So the force needed is 62.8 N. So using W=F*x, I get W= 62.8*0.04 = 2.51 J I can see in the back of the textbook the answer is 1.25 J, so I'm tempted to just divide my answer by 2 but then I won't understand why. Can anyone out there explain this to me please??