A2L Item 027

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  • warning: Parameter 1 to theme_field() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/ibeatty/clickercentral.net/includes/theme.inc on line 171.
  • warning: Parameter 1 to theme_field() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/ibeatty/clickercentral.net/includes/theme.inc on line 171.
  • warning: Parameter 1 to theme_field() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/ibeatty/clickercentral.net/includes/theme.inc on line 171.
  • warning: Parameter 1 to theme_field() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/ibeatty/clickercentral.net/includes/theme.inc on line 171.
  • warning: Parameter 1 to theme_field() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/ibeatty/clickercentral.net/includes/theme.inc on line 171.

A toy is made from two blocks and a spring as shown at right. When the spring is compressed and suddenly released, the toy will jump off the table surface. Which of the following is true about the net force on the toy just after it is released?

  1. The net force is zero.
  2. The net force points up.
  3. The net force points down.
  4. The direction of the net force cannot be determined.