1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A spring with a spring constant of 4 newtons per meter is compressed by a force of 1.2 newtons. What is the total elastic potential energy stored in this compressed spring? k = 4 N/m F = 1.2 N PE = ? 2. Relevant equations PE = (1/2)(k)(x)^2 3. The attempt at a solution Using the information from the problem, I can use PE = (1/2)(k)(x)^2 to find the stored potential energy. I can plug in 4 N/m for k, but I am stuck with plugging in the distance compressed for x. The problem gives me the amount of force used to compress the spring, but I don't know how to find the distance compressed using it.