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    Three objects are constructed as follows:
    A simple pendulum has a length Ls= 3.4 m, A physical pendulum consisting of a thin, uniform rod of length Lr, and a mass M= 9.4 kg suspended from a spring whose force constant is k. All three objects oscillate with the same period.
    Find the length Lr of the thin rod and also the force constant k of the spring.
    See ATTACHMENT for a diagram of the objects, and physics statements A, B and C.

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    See equations (1) through (5) on the ATTACHMENT.
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    A simple pendulum and length of rod and force constant springs are found.