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2 elastic light springs

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Hi
I cant seem to get a diagram for this question. Can anyone help and also please explain the subsequent diagram. This is the question. A particle of mass 0.8kg is attached to the ends of 2 identical light elastic springs of natural length 1.6m and modulus of elasticity 16N. The free ends of the springs are attached to 2 points where points A and B which are 4m apart on a smooth horizontal surface. The point C lies between A and B such that ABC is a straight line and AC = 2.5m. The particle is held at C and then released from rest.

My textbook has tensions acting in different directions. Can anyone explain? Thanks

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Consider two parallel walls at a distance of 4m apart. put a mass of 0.8kg 2.5m from one of the walls. now attach springs b/w the mass and each of the walls.

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Thanks. I like the analogy. I will get back to you.
 

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