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Spring constant.

This is a question on my physics homework.

If a trampoline has a spring constant of 52000 N/m, how far does it stretch?

What equation do I use?
 
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need help... please??
 
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The spring constant tells you how force (N) is required to stretch a spring 1 unit of length (m).
 
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What do you mean how far does it stretch? What's on it? If nothing is on it, then it won't stretch at all.
 
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i think you need to at least give us more info.....you're missing force for this problem.
F = -kx
you're looking for x, but to find it, we need F.
 
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Since no specific force is given, the answer is it will stretch 1 m for every 52000 N applied to the trampoline.
 
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oooh, that's it!!!! :)
cool, you taught me something too.
 

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