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Homework Help: Actual intensity of the sound

  1. Apr 29, 2005 #1
    If a large housefly 3 m away from you makes a noise of 40 dB, what is the noise level of 1000 flies at that distance, assuming interference has a negligible effect?

    Noise level of 1000 flies = ???
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2005
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  3. Apr 29, 2005 #2
    I would hate to think I am being tested! Please explain your thoughts before this discussion begins!!!
  4. Apr 30, 2005 #3
    Will it be 40*1000?
  5. Apr 30, 2005 #4


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    The actual intensity of the sound will be 1000 times as great by how are decibels related to intensity?
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