Posted by **tharani** on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 8:38am.

A spring of force constant k is cut into two equal parts. what is the force of each half?

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 8:57am
consider the spring, when compressed, with a k, compressed x distance.

cut it in half. Each spring has the same force, compressed half the distance.

k'=F/(x/20 or 2F/x= 2k

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