# Statics Problem involving blocks, rope, pulleys and springs...

jbakes

## Homework Statement

The angle at the bottom is 25 degrees

## Homework Equations

Springs Parallel;
keq = k1 +k2
Sum Forces = f1 + f2
x = f1/k1 = f2/k2

Springs Series;
1/keq = 1/k1 + 1/k2
Sum x = x1 +x2
F = k1x1 =k2x2

## The Attempt at a Solution

Basically I'm having trouble finding the spring constant (Keq)23
I've worked out all the diagrams and if I could just find the spring constant I could then plug it into my FBD@E and find the tension. Then from there I can plug the tension into my Moment equation and find the force in spring one and solve for x.

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CWatters
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I think you should show your working.

I haven't attempted to solve the problem (and not sure I can) but I note that they ask you to calculate the spring constant in Q3. That's possibly a clue that the spring constant isn't needed to work out the answer to Q1 and Q2.

scottdave