Calculating Wavelength without distance

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A question has been given to me: what is the wavelength for light with a frequency of 5.58×1014 Hz? How do you find the wavelength without the distance?
 

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Nylex
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You can use the equation [itex]c = f\lambda[/itex], where c is the speed of light (in free space).
 
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StotleD
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That formula includes the wavelength which is what I am trying to solve for. I am a first year physics student so you'll have to take it easy.
 
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Well if it didn't include the wavelength you couldn't solve for it, could you?

c= λf so λ= c/f.

You are given the frequency, f, and you know, or can look up, the speed of light, c.
 

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