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Homework Help: Spring constant of each spring when compressed

  1. Jan 24, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A car with a mass of 1,500 kg sits on a suspension system that has four springs. When the mass of the car was originally placed on the springs, they compressed by 10 cm. What is the spring constant for each spring?

    2. Relevant equations
    k = F/x or k = mg/x

    3. The attempt at a solution
    k = (1500kg)(10) / .1m
    = 150,000
    keach spring = 150,000 / 4
    = 37,500 n/m
    Is this correct??
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  3. Jan 24, 2016 #2


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    Don't see anything wrong.
  4. Jan 24, 2016 #3
    Thank you, I was unsure!
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