Fish are hung on a spring scale to determine their mass (most fishermen feel no obligation to truthfully report the mass). (a) What is the f

Fish are hung on a spring scale to determine their mass (most fishermen feel no obligation to truthfully report the 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

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  1. Answer:

    K= 1226.25 N/m

    Explanation:

    Given:  mass m = 10 kg, Distance x= 8 cm = 0.08 m, g= 9.81 m/s²

    By Hook’s Law

    F=K x

    F=W=mg = 10 kg x 9.8 m/s² = 98.1 N

    to Find Spring constant k = F/x  = 98 N /0.08 m

    K= 1226.25 N/m

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