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## Homework Statement

Explain why applied force is plotted on the vertical axis of the graph even though it is the independent variable in a Hooke's Law experiment (involving a mass being attached to the spring)

## Homework Equations

Fx = kx

## The Attempt at a Solution

Maybe it's because the equation Fx = kx is in the form of y=x where Fx is the y and the k value is the slope.