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What is the value for k if a spring stretches 0.4 m when submitted to an 1800 N force?

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What is the value for k if a spring stretches 0.4 m when submitted to an 1800 N force?

Spring Constant:

  • The force developed in the spring is proportional to the change in length of the spring. We have the following formula for the spring force.
  • {eq}\displaystyle F= k x {/eq} where k is spring constant and x is the change in lenght of the spring.

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We have the following given data

{eq}\begin{align} \text{Change in length } ~~x &=0.4 ~~\rm{m }\\ F&=1800 ~~\rm{N }\\ \end{align} {/eq}

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