Problem: An ice cube of mass 50.0 g can slide without friction up and down a 25.0° slope. The ice cube is pressed against a spring at the bottom of the slope, compressing the spring 0.100 m. The spring constant is 25.0 N/m. When the ice cube is released, how far will it travel up the slope before reversing direction?A) Identify the initial and final gravitational potential energies. Enter your answers, separated by a comma, in terms of some or all of the variables m, k, x, d, θ and the acceleration due to gravity g.B) Identify the initial and final elastic potential energies. Enter your answers, separated by a comma, in terms of some or all of the variables m, k, x, d, θ, and the acceleration due to gravity, g.

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An ice cube of mass 50.0 g can slide without friction up and down a 25.0° slope. The ice cube is pressed against a spring at the bottom of the slope, compressing the spring 0.100 m. The spring constant is 25.0 N/m. When the ice cube is released, how far will it travel up the slope before reversing direction?

A) Identify the initial and final gravitational potential energies. Enter your answers, separated by a comma, in terms of some or all of the variables m, k, x, d, θ and the acceleration due to gravity g.

B) Identify the initial and final elastic potential energies. Enter your answers, separated by a comma, in terms of some or all of the variables m, k, x, d, θ, and the acceleration due to gravity, g.

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