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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

T = 2π√(m/k)

mx'' + kx = 0

F = ma

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't honestly know where to start with this. I'm really out of my league in this class, and I'm trying my best to catch up with the things I didn't quite master in Dynamics and Physics...

As far as I can tell, gravity pushes the mass down at a rate of:

m(9.8)(sinθ)

This then compresses k

_{2}and elongates k

_{1}. So I should combine them into getting a k

_{eq}because they are combined and he displacement is the same for each due to the mass moving linearly?

k

_{eq}= (1/k

_{1}+ 1/k

_{2})

^{-1}

That doesn't seem quite like i have enough because gravity is at play. If this were perfectly horizontal, there'd be nothing left but to plug k

_{eq}back into the equation for T.

So I need to derive the relationship between gravity and the k coefficient because T doesn't imply any need for gravity to affect it, but it should. That's where I think I'm lost, though I probably went off track way earlier...