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The "adjustable constant" in that statement is the total energy $E$, and they mean it's "adjustable" in that the behavior of the system is completely independent of $E$ - this is known in physics as a symmetry, in that they system doesn't change if it has a different total amount of energy. In this case, the way to "adjust" the amount of energy would be ...

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