Problem: A horizontal spring with spring constant 650 N/m is attached to a wall. An athlete presses against the free end of the spring, compressing it 7.0 cm.How hard is the athlete pushing?

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A horizontal spring with spring constant 650 N/m is attached to a wall. An athlete presses against the free end of the spring, compressing it 7.0 cm.

How hard is the athlete pushing?

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