A mass of 10 kg is dropped on a spring 1 m long kept on the ground from a height of 5 m. If the spring constant is 1280 N/m how much is the spring compressed.

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The spring constant of the spring is 1280 N/m^2. It is 1 m long and kept on the ground. Let the spring be compressed by a length x m when the mass of 10 kg is dropped on it from a height of 5 m.

The gravitational potential energy of the mass at a height of 5 m is m*g*h =...

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