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8. A spring is compressed a distance of 0.15 m from its rest position and held in place while a ball of mass 0.150 kg is placed at its end. When the spring is released, the ball leaves the spring traveling at 9.0 m/s. What is the spring constant?

540 N/m
450 N/m
60 N/m
225 N/m
122.5 N/m

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  1. I got 225 N/m is this correct?

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    posted by unknown
  2. (1/2) m v^2 = (1/2) k x^2

    .15 (81) = k (.0225)

    k = 540 N/m

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    posted by Damon

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