Asked by rrsmith
"A jack-in-the-box is a toy in which a figure in an open box is pushed down, compressing a spring. The lid of the box is then closed. When the box is opened, the figure is pushed up by the spring. The spring in the toy is compressed 0.070 meter by using a downward force of 12.0 newtons.
Calculate the total amount of elastic potential energy stored in the spring when it is compressed. [Show all work, including the equation and substitution with units.] "