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

A car with bad shock absorbers bounces up and down with a period of 1.81 s after hitting a bump. The car has a mass of 1380 kg and is supported by four springs of equal force constant k. Determine a value for k.

Answer in units of N/m.

2. Relevant equations

T=2pi/w

T=1.81 s

w^2=k/m

3. The attempt at a solution

I solved for w in the above equation and got 11.372 as my answer. I then plugged it into the second equation and solved for k. I got an answer of 178,482.6366 which I immediately plugged in and got wrong. I then divided it by 4 thinking that would work. Nope got it wrong

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# Homework Help: Spring Constant of car

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