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physics question?

The largest meteorite of lunar Origin reportedly has a mass 19 g. if the meteor right placed on a scale her spring constant is 83 N/m, what is the compression of the spring?


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1 Answer

  • NCS
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    Assuming the scale is located near the surface of the Earth,

    weight = m*g = 0.019kg * 9.8m/s² = 0.19 N

    compression x = m*g/k = 0.19N / 83N/m = 0.0022 m = 2.2 mm

    Hope this helps!

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