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- Homework Statement
- What is the distance the upper spring is streched?

- Relevant Equations
- Fnet = ma

m1 = 4 kg, m2 = 12 kg, m3 = 8 kg. k = 327 N/m for all three blocks. The elevator accelerates upwards at 3.8 m/s^2.

Net force of block one would be equal to force applied by top spring minus weight of system, since top spring is holding all 3 blocks.

F1 = 4*3.8= Fs,top - Wsystem = Fs,top - 24*9.8. Fs,top = 250.4 N = -327x. x = -.76 m displacement

The correct answer is -1 m.