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## Homework Statement

A 3.0kg mass is connected to a system of three springs, k1 = 100N/m, k2 = 80N/m, and k3 = 150N/m, as shown below.

(a) Derive the relation between k1, k2, k3 and the equivalent spring constant of the three springs together.

(b) If the mass is pulled 10cm from its equilibrium position and released from rest, what is its speed when it returns to the equilibrium position?

(c) How much time does it take the mass to complete 4.00 cycles of motion

## Homework Equations

I solved part a)

1/k1 + 1/k2 + 1/k3 = 1/keff

keff = 34.28 N/m

## The Attempt at a Solution

I just have no idea how to start on part b). Any thoughts please?

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