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Janet wants to find the spring constant of a given spring, so she hangs the spring vertically and attaches a 0.53 kg mass to the spring's other end. If the spring stretches 3.9 cm from its equilibrium position, what is the spring constant?

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  1. M*g = 0.53 * 9.8 = 5.2 N. = Wt. of the
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    K = 1/0.039 * 5.2N = 133.2N/m

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