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## Homework Statement

How to calculate initial tension or pretension in a system of two parallel springs.

F=5.33213N

K1+K2=53.0597

x=0.095

Individual springs have initial tension of 0.25N so I would expect an answer of 0.5N but I can't get there.

## Homework Equations

F=(k1+k2)x

## The Attempt at a Solution

Total force applied - Initial tension = (k1+k2)x

Total force applied - (k1+k2)x = Initial tension = 0.29?