# 1. A 2 kg mass and a 4 kg mass are placed at the top of a ramp. When released, they slide down and compress two identical springs. A student states that one spring will be compressed twice as much as the other. Is the student correct? Explain.

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Oct 22, 2017

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Student is incorrect

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Potential energy at height “h” is mgh

Ratio of their potential energy

Potential energy gained by spring

Ratio of potential energy gained by spring

Energy is conserved. So,

Ratio of their potential energy = Ratio of potential energy gained by spring

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