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4) A 10 cm cylinder chamber has a 5cm diameter piston attached to one end. The piston is connected to an ideal spring with a spring constant of 10N/cm. Initially the spring is not compressed but is latched in place so that it cannot move. The cylinder is filled with a gas to a pressure of 5x105 Pa. Once the gas cylinder is at this pressure, the spring is unlatched. Find the compression in the spring Δx taking the temperature of the gas remains constant.