(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I have a static spring system with 3 springs holding 2 masses in place I have the spring stiffnesses (K1=1N/m k2=3N/m k3=2N/m) and natural lengths (L1=3m L2=1m L3=2m) and the total length of the compressed springs (x1+x2+x3=4m)

2. Relevant equations

1/K(total) =1/K1 + 1/K2 + 1/K3

3. The attempt at a solution

I know that I derive simultanious equations and use the iterative or elimination method to solve what the x individual values are but I dont know how to get the equations for 3 springs in series and I cant find a relavent reference in my text book other than the total of sthe spring constant

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# Mutiple springs in series

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