When a 125-kilograms piece of equipment is hung from a steel wire of length 75 centimeters, it...

Question:

When a 125-kg piece of equipment is hung from a steel wire of length 75 cm, it stretches the wire by 4.00 mm.

If instead the wire had a length of 150 cm, but all else were the same, by what distance would the same equipment stretch the wire?

16.0 mm

8.00 mm

4.00 mm

2.00 mm

1.00 mm

Hooke's Law:

Hookes law is a law in physics which states the relationship of the applied force to the corresponding deformation or change in the length of an object due to this force. According to this law, the force is proportional to the change in the length and this change in length is only dependent on the applied force.

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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.