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A 63 kg student is standing atop a spring in an elevator that is accelerating upward at 2.5 m/s^2 . The spring constant is 2700 N/m.

By how much is the spring compressed?

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    m(g+a)=kx
    x=m(g+a)/k

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    -0.287m

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    Its postive you dummy

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