Question
A pogo stick has a spring with a force constant of $2.50 \times 10^4 \textrm{ N/m}$, which can be compressed 12.0 cm. To what maximum height can a child jump on the stick using only the energy in the spring, if the child and stick have a total mass of 40.0 kg? Explicitly show how you follow the steps in the Problem-Solving Strategies for Energy.

$0.459 \textrm{ m}$

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