two blocks of equal mass are connected by an ideal string. the values of m, k1 and k2 are given (k1 > k2 ). Initially, both springs are relaxed. Then the left block is slowly pulled down a distance x and released. Find the acceleration of each block. sorry about no latex in a hurry :) F = ma F = -Kx ma = -kx a = -kx/m Since extension is occuring on the left hand side x is positive. Since compression takes place on the right hand side x is negitive. a = -k(+or-x)/m I was in a bit of a hurry but i've tested with some values and it seems ok, but i'd love some help if this is wrong.