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Consider a mass-spring system shown below with a hard spring. That is, it requires more force to deform the same amount as the spring stretches/compresses. The equation of motion is given by where x is the stretch of the spring from its undeformed length, m is the mass of the block, k is the spring constant, and g is the gravitational acceleration. After the equation of motion is linearized about its equilibrium position, it can be written as mx +ax b, where a and b are constants. Find a. Let m -2 kg, g 9.81 m/s2, and k -441 N/m3. Do not include units, and keep 3 signiticant figures.

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