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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?
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Final Answer
  1. $6.88 \textrm{ kg}$
  2. $4.00 \textrm{ mm}$
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