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Five Colorful Springs

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Five different spring-mass systems are pictured below, along with the amount of mass hanging from each.

Additionally, a table below gives the spring constant for each spring, along with the amplitude of oscillation after each spring-mass system has been set in motion.

What is the rank of the spring-mass systems according to their periods of oscillation, greatest first?

A

red, purple, yellow, green, blue

B

blue, green, yellow, purple, red

C

green, red, yellow, purple, blue

D

green, yellow, red, blue, purple

E

purple, yellow, blue, green, red