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As a 1.6×104 kg jet plane lands on an aircraft carrier, its tail hook snags a cable to slow it down. The cable is attached to a spring with spring constant 6.1×104 N/m .
If the spring stretches 31 m to stop the plane, what was the planes landing speed?
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