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# Can you stretch a spring by pushing on them?

Updated: 8/11/2023

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Springs are great for absorbing energy. The spring force is negative when the spring is stretched and positive when it is compressed or pushed.

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### Can you stretch springs by pushing on them?

Springs are great for absorbing energy. The spring force is negative when the spring is stretched and positive when it is compressed or pushed.

### Which forces are acting when you stretch a spring?

The force you are exerting to stretch it, and the restoring force of the spring.

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### What does the stretch of a spring scale measures?

When you pull on the scale you stretch the spring the pointer on the scales moves as you pull to measure the force you are using you have to be able to lift or pull on the spring scale

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### How much force is required to stretch the spring 49 inches?

That depends on the spring.

### How much a 5-pound weight would stretch the spring?

It depends on spring energy or spring strength

### A spring that stretches 5.0 cm when a load of 11 N is suspended from it how much will the spring stretch if an identical spring supports the load?

since the springs share the load the stretch displacement is load divided by the sum of the spring constants. If the springs are identical the stretch is one half of the stretch with only the one spring, or 2.5 cm

### What is the length of the spring when a weightof 10n hangs from it?

depends on the initial length of the spring, and how much force is required to stretch the spring

### What happens to a springs force if you stretch it more?

It may loose its elastic nature.

### What energy is used when you stretch a spring?

elastic potential energy :)