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RIT_Rich

Ok, here is the problem:

A 1200 kg car carrying four 82 kg people travels over a rough "washboard" dirt road with corrugations 4.0 m apart which causes the car to bounce on its spring suspension. The car bounces with maximum amplitude when its speed is 15 km/h. The car now stops, and the four people get out. By how much does the car body rise on its suspension owing to this decrease in weight?

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I know I'm supposed to find the spring constant of the suspension here and first I need to find the angular frequency...but how do I go about finding the angular frequency?

If anyone can help as soon as possible...thanks a lot

A 1200 kg car carrying four 82 kg people travels over a rough "washboard" dirt road with corrugations 4.0 m apart which causes the car to bounce on its spring suspension. The car bounces with maximum amplitude when its speed is 15 km/h. The car now stops, and the four people get out. By how much does the car body rise on its suspension owing to this decrease in weight?

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I know I'm supposed to find the spring constant of the suspension here and first I need to find the angular frequency...but how do I go about finding the angular frequency?

If anyone can help as soon as possible...thanks a lot

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