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WIR 20B M152 V19

Author: Rick Lynch

In this video, we solve the following problem. We suggest attempting the problem before watching the video, and you can click below to reveal the solution.

Problem: Suppose a spring has natural length of 3 ft and it takes 10 ft-lb to stretch it from 5 ft to 8 ft.

  1. How much work is required to stretch the spring from 4 ft to 7 ft?
  2. How far beyond its natural length would a force of 3 lb keep the spring stretched?

  1. 150/21 ft-lb
  2. 63/20 ft

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