# Given a spring which has been compressed by 16.39 m and has a spring constant of 9.76 N/m what...

## Question:

Given a spring which has been compressed by 16.39 m and has a spring constant of 9.76 N/m what potential energy will it have?

## Energy Stored by a Spring:

Let a spring of constant k is acted upon by a force such that it got compressed by a distance x. Then the potential energy stored by the spring is given by {eq}E_P= \frac{1}{2}kx^2 {/eq} .

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A spring which has been compressed by x = 16.39 m and has a spring constant of k = 9.76 N/m

The potential energy stored by the spring is given by

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Chapter 17 / Lesson 11
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In this lesson, you'll have the chance to practice using the spring constant formula. The lesson includes four problems of medium difficulty involving a variety of real-life applications.