Question

Fish are hung on a spring scale to determine their mass.
(a) What is the force constant of the spring in such a scale if it the spring stretches 8.00 cm for a 10.0 kg load?
(b) What is the mass of a fish that stretches the spring 5.50 cm?
(c) How far apart are the half-kilogram marks on the scale?

Final Answer

- $1.23\times 10^{3}\textrm{ N/m}$
- $6.88 \textrm{ kg}$
- $4.00 \textrm{ mm}$