# Springs in Series

1. Oct 17, 2006

### muna580

I have this homework question which I don't understand how to do it.

Since I am not homew right now, I can't post up the picture. I will explain what the picture looks like.

Picture:

___ = Wall
$= Spring | = Connection (*) = mass ____________$ 2.8N/cm
\$ 6N/cm
(*) 41

So basically we have 2 springs with diffrent elasticities hanging from the wall. And below the springs is a mass with 41N.

1. What distance will the spring of constant 2.8 N/cm stretch? Answer in units of cm.

2. In the same series spring system, what distance will the spring of constant 6 N/cm stretch? Answer in units of cm.

2. Oct 17, 2006

### OlderDan

Assuming the springs are massless, how much weight must each spring support?

3. Oct 17, 2006

### muna580

Oh wait, I got the answer. I was doing the calcuations wrong. Instead of deviding 41N by the 2.8 N/cm, I was deviding .41 by 2.8. I was trying to convert 41N to cm or something like that. lol