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Solution: It takes 26 N of force to compress a very light spring 18 cm. The spring is placed parallel to a table and its ends are firmly attached to the wall and to a 240-g wood block . The coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the table is 0.36. The spring is compressed a second time to 18 cm and then released from rest.How far beyond its equilibrium position will it stretch on its first cycle?

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It takes 26 N of force to compress a very light spring 18 cm. The spring is placed parallel to a table and its ends are firmly attached to the wall and to a 240-g wood block . The coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the table is 0.36. The spring is compressed a second time to 18 cm and then released from rest.

How far beyond its equilibrium position will it stretch on its first cycle?