Problem: A 7.1 kg mass hanging from a spring scale is slowly lowered onto a vertical spring, as shown in the figure. You may want to review (Pages 219 - 221).What does the spring scale read just before the mass touches the lower spring?The scale reads 22 N when the lower spring has been compressed by 2.1 cm . What is the value of the spring constant for the lower spring?At what compression length will the scale read zero?

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A 7.1 kg mass hanging from a spring scale is slowly lowered onto a vertical spring, as shown in the figureA figure shows a block suspended from a spring scale attached to the ceiling. The block is slowly being lowered onto a larger spring on the floor. .

You may want to review (Pages 219 - 221).

What does the spring scale read just before the mass touches the lower spring?

The scale reads 22 N when the lower spring has been compressed by 2.1 cm . What is the value of the spring constant for the lower spring?

At what compression length will the scale read zero?

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