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A frictionless horizontal air track has a spring at either end. The spring on the left has a spring constant of 1600 N/m; the one on the right has a spring constant of 1060 N/m. A glider with a mass of 2.9 kg is pressed against the left-hand spring, compressing it by 3.7 cm. The glider is then released, so that the spring propels it rightward. It slides along the track and into the right-hand spring. What is the maximum compression of the right-hand spring?

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  1. displacement = 5.58 cm

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