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

A 6kg block is released from the top of a 1.0m ramp (frictionless) and slides into a horizontal spring, compressing it 45 cm. Determine the spring constant.

2. Relevant equations

PEg = mgh (6*9.8*1) = 58.8

PEs = 1/2kx^2 (1/2*k*.45^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

Do I set the two equations equal to each other and get 582.2 as the spring constant?

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# Spring Constant when compressed

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