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Two springs, with force constants k1=175N/m and k2=270N/m, are connected in series

When a mass m=0.50kg is attached to the springs, what is the amount of stretch, x?

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  1. F = M*g = 0.50 * 9.8 = 4.9 N.

    X = (1m/175N)*4.9N. + (1m/270N)*4.9N = 0.028 + 0.0181 = 0.0461 m.

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