A small ball of mass M is attached t two identical springs of constant k, which are attached to the floor and the roof. The springs have unstretched lengh L/2. At what position will the ball remain at rest?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The back of the book gives the answer.

[tex]\frac{1}{2}L(1+\frac {Mg}{kL})[/tex]

But the text doesn't do a good job explaining how to arrive at that answer. I've stared at it for 20 minutes. Any thoughts?

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# Homework Help: A small ball of mass M

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