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"The launching mechanism of a toy gun consists of a spring of unknown spring constant. If the spring is compressed a distance of 0.139 m and the gun fired vertically, the gun can launch a 25.1g projectile from rest to a maximum height of 24.5 m above the starting point of the projectile. Neglecting all resistive forces, determine the spring constant."

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Potential energy stored in the spring gets converted to the kinetic energy of the projectile at first and when the ...

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Solution shows how to calculate the spring constant from the given data with good explanation.

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