physics
posted by Mark on .
If a masss of 65kg is dropped 4.3m onto a spring with a stiffness coefficient of 6.2x10^4 n/m, how far is the spring depressed?

M g (H +x) = (1/2)kx^2
Solve for x.
H = 4.3 m
k is the spring constant
M is the mass 
Thanks

You're welcome.
They may want you to solve it without the x on the left side. That will give you nearly the same answer, and make solving easier, but it will be wrong. Gravity continues to act as the spring is compressed. 
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