Problem: A vertical spring supports a 5 kg mass at equilibrium by stretching 3 cm. How far would the same spring have to stretch to support a 7 kg mass at equilibrium?

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A vertical spring supports a 5 kg mass at equilibrium by stretching 3 cm. How far would the same spring have to stretch to support a 7 kg mass at equilibrium?

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