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## Homework Statement

A block is attached to the sides of a square box by 4 springs. The box is placed horizontally on a frictionless surface (ignore gravity). The mass of the block is ##m##, the natural length of each spring is ##l##, and the strength of each spring is ##k##. Place the block at ##(0,0)##. Let ## x(t), y(t)## the position of the block in time. Find the equations of motion of the block. (Use vectors to break each force up into its vertical and horizontal components)

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## Homework Equations

##F = m\frac{d^2x}{dt^2} = -kx##

## The Attempt at a Solution

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I'm just a little confused on how to start this problem. Would I use the distance formula from each wall to the block (wall to block to wall) on each axis?