# Question #ffd5e

Aug 27, 2015

It depends on how the springs are arranged.

#### Explanation:

If the springs are arranged in series then the overall force constant is given by:

$\frac{1}{K} = \frac{1}{K} _ 1 + \frac{1}{K} _ 2$

If they are arranged in parallel it is given by:

$K = {K}_{1} + {K}_{2}$