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SEE ATTACHMENT #1 for a diagram of initial and final conditions.

In a box with vertical sides, two springs have one end fixed on opposite sides of the box. The free ends are distance S= .64 meters apart.

When the free ends are pulled together and joined, find the change in the length of each spring. Their force constants are:
Spring #1, has k1= 54 nt/m, and Spring #2, has k2= 36 nt/m.

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The vertical sides of the opposite sides of the box are determined. In a clear response, the solution explains the steps in solving the problem.

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Step 1. Let A = the change in spring #1, and B = the change in spring #2. Their total must equal S.

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