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Spring problem

  1. Jan 21, 2007 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A(n) 97.6 g ball is dropped from a height of
    58.7 cm above a spring of negligible mass.
    The ball compresses the spring to a maximum
    displacement of 4.60282 cm.
    The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 :

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I first converted all grams to kg, and cm to m:

    I really dont see what i could've done wrong, but this isn't the right answer, according to my hw service
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  3. Jan 21, 2007 #2


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    Hint: you took the wrong h.
  4. Jan 21, 2007 #3


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    lol, i forgot to add deltax to h
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