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Spring constant question

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1. Homework Statement
we did a spring constant lab in school, we took a hanging spring and added weights to it, measuring displacement with each new weight. we were then instructed to create a graph and find the slope. i did that. then we were instructed to find the line of best fit. my line was linear. then the instructor as asked us a question about the graph: does it make sense that your line of best fit for your data pass through (0,0)? why or why not??


2. Homework Equations
hookes law

3. The Attempt at a Solution
well i think it doesn't make sense to pass through the origin, but im not sure why
 
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Well, since you have a graph drawn out. And you obtained a straight line, the relationship between the 2 variable must be Y=mX+C.

What is your Y, m,X and C?

Does it look like certain formula you have seen before?

delzac
 

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