# AP Physics 1

How much work is required to compress a spring, k = 33.3 N/m, from its equilibrium point at x = 0.0 m to x = 5.0 m?

I am not sure how to approach a problem like this - what equation do I use? I know work = Force * Distance, but these aren't exactly terms I would use to describe a spring...

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1. the equation for work (energy) compressing a spring is similar to the kinetic energy equation

work = 1/2 k x^2

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