Problem: A spring gun shoots out a plastic ball at speed v0 . The spring is then compressed twice the distance it was on the first shot.By what factor is the balls speed increased?

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A spring gun shoots out a plastic ball at speed v0 . The spring is then compressed twice the distance it was on the first shot.

By what factor is the balls speed increased?

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