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A constant force
*x* is measured as 0.2 m. If the spring force and displacement satisfy the linear relation
*k* of the spring.

The stiffness

## Answer to Problem 1P

The stiffness

### Explanation of Solution

**Given:**

The constant force

**Concept Used:**

The relation of spring force and the displacement.

**Calculation:**

Substitute

Rearrange for

**Conclusion:**

Thus, the stiffness

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