# when a spring is divided into two parts in the ratio 1:2 does it mean if we take one to be spring constant to be  k1 the other becomes 2k1?

SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
878 Points
13 years ago
Dear student,
Yes very correct k1 and 2k1 will be the spring constants...
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Sagar Singh
B.Tech, IIT Delhi
Durgesh Prasher
21 Points
13 years ago

no spring constant depends on nature of materials

509 Points
13 years ago

k(spring constant) inversly proportional to l(length) ...

k1/k = L/L1

length of two parts are L/3 , 2L/3

comparing spring constant of each part with original we get

k1  = 3k (spring constant of smaller part)

k2 = 3k/2 (spring constant of larger part)

vishvendra
13 Points
7 years ago
Sir u r wrong @sagar Because if a spring is cut in m:n .Then the resultant springs having stiffness (m+n)/n and (m+n)/m respectively .VSYMADE EASY
Mukul
19 Points
6 years ago
Spring constant is inversely proportional to length but from your formula it is directly proportional so please render changes in your formula The correct formula should be If spring is cut in ratio m:n then(m+n)/m and (m+n)/n