A 280-g wood block is firmly attached to a very light horizontal spring, Fig. 6–40. The block can slide along a table where the coefficient of friction is 0.30. A force of 22 N compresses the spring 18 cm. If the spring is released from this position, how far beyond its equilibrium position will it stretch at its first maximum extension?

FIGURE 6–40

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