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

A 75 kg student is standing atop a spring in an elevator that is accelerating upward at 3.0m m/s^{2}. The spring constant is 2700 N/m

By how much is the spring compressed?

2. Relevant equations

I know I have to use the spring constant formula in this

So 75kg*9.8m/s^{2}=735N

And I thought that I just needed to just divide by 2700N/m and that equals .272222

3. The attempt at a solution

So I put in .2722m and it said I was wrong?

Is there something missing?

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# Homework Help: Spring Constant Problem

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