# What is the spring constant of a spring that is compressed by 0.250 cm when a force of 35 N is...

## Question:

What is the spring constant of a spring that is compressed by 0.250 cm when a force of 35 N is applied?

a) 140 N/cm

b) 100 N/cm

c) 200 N/cm

d) 150 N/cm

## Hooke's Law:

Hooke's law supports the linearity between the applied force to a string and the change in its length. The linearity means that the force is directly proportional to the change in length, wherein the proportionality constant corresponds to the spring constant.

## Answer and Explanation:

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Determine the spring constant, k, using the given parameters. We apply Hooke's law,

{eq}\displaystyle F = kx {/eq}

where F is the applied force and...

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Hooke's Law & the Spring Constant: Definition & Equation

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Chapter 4 / Lesson 19
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After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Hooke's Law is and use the equation for Hooke's Law to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.