Stretched spring work

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Hi,

I am thinking about a stretched spring with a mass on it. When the spring is fully extended and has just started to pull the mass back towards the equilibrium point, is the work positive or negative?

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I think as the spring is pulling the mass then work is positive but I'm not sure. Thanks!
 

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Homework Statement


Hi,

I am thinking about a stretched spring with a mass on it. When the spring is fully extended and has just started to pull the mass back towards the equilibrium point, is the work positive or negative?

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The Attempt at a Solution


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I think as the spring is pulling the mass then work is positive but I'm not sure. Thanks!
Please explain why you think it is positive.
 
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