# Problem: A 56 g ice cube can slide without friction up and down a 3030 slope. The ice cube is pressed against a spring at the bottom of the slope, compressing the spring 10 cm. The spring constant is 26 { m N/m} . When the ice cube is released, what total distance will it travel up the slope before reversing direction?The ice cube is replaced by a 56 g plastic cube whose coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.20. How far will the plastic cube travel up the slope?

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A 56 g ice cube can slide without friction up and down a 3030 slope. The ice cube is pressed against a spring at the bottom of the slope, compressing the spring 10 cm. The spring constant is 26 . When the ice cube is released, what total distance will it travel up the slope before reversing direction?

The ice cube is replaced by a 56 g plastic cube whose coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.20. How far will the plastic cube travel up the slope?

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