(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A spring is such that it would be stretched 3 in. by a 6 lb. weight. Let the spring first be stretched 4 ins. and then a 12 lb. weight attatched and given an initial velocity of 8 ft/s find out how far the wight will drop.

2. Relevant equations

d^{2}y/dx^{2}+(k/w)y=o

3. The attempt at a solutionI can't figure out exactly what they r asking me here- do I get my k from the first sentence making k=24 and w=3/8 and use the the others as

y(0)=1/3 and y'(0)=8, or are they asking me to use the 2nd weight and add it to the first and if so, how? is that an added force? Im really confused be the wording of this problem.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: This spring question is has got me oscilating!

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