Problem: A 3 kg mass slides without friction along the ground at 12 m/s. If the mass contacts a spring, with a force constant of 100 N/m, compresses the spring to a maximum extent, and is then propeled in the opposite direction, how long is the mass in contact with the spring for?

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A 3 kg mass slides without friction along the ground at 12 m/s. If the mass contacts a spring, with a force constant of 100 N/m, compresses the spring to a maximum extent, and is then propeled in the opposite direction, how long is the mass in contact with the spring for?

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