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Two helical springs of the same material and of equal circular crosssection, length and number of turns, but having radii 80 mm and 40 mm, kept concentrically (smaller radius spring within the larger radius spring), are compressed between two parallel planes with a load W. The inner spring will carry a load equal to

A. W/2

B. 2W/3

C. W/9

D. 8W/9