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A. The block with the mass of 5 kg will move faster than the block with the mass of 10 kg B. The block with the mass of 5 kg will move slower than the block with the mass of 10 kg C. The block with

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Question: Two blocks, one with a mass of 5 kg and one with a mass of 10 kg, are connected by a spring. You move them together so the spring is compressed between them. When you let go, both blocks accelerate away from each other. Which of the following statements is true of this situation?

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One true statement in this situation is that the acceleration of each block is inversely proportional to its mass. This is due to Newton's Second Law of Motion which states that Force equals mass times acceleration (F=ma). Since the same spring force is acting on both blocks, the block with smaller mass (5 kg) will experience a greater acceleration than the 10 kg block. So the smaller mass accelerates more.

June 28, 2023, 9:29 a.m.

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