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and also if Adam hears something that sounds like a whisper then what would a person w/o protectors hear? is there even a difference....

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and also if Adam hears something that sounds like a whisper then what would a person w/o protectors hear? is there even a difference....

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The decibel is a logarithmic scale. The decibel level can be calculated by

[tex]\beta=10\log_{10}{\frac{I}{I_{0}}}[/tex]

where [tex]I_{0}[/tex] is a constant reference intensity = [tex]10^{-12}W/m^{2}[/tex] This is roughly the intensity of a just audible sound.

Your problem can be solved only if the intensity of the chain saw is known.

I don't understand your problem .... sorry ....

who are those protectors??? and how can they reduce the sound of an aeroplane??

[tex]\beta=10\log_{10}{\frac{I}{I_{0}}}[/tex]

where [tex]I_{0}[/tex] is a constant reference intensity = [tex]10^{-12}W/m^{2}[/tex] This is roughly the intensity of a just audible sound.

Your problem can be solved only if the intensity of the chain saw is known.

I don't understand your problem .... sorry ....

who are those protectors??? and how can they reduce the sound of an aeroplane??

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Do you understand the relationship physicsprasanna gave? If you do, then you'll realize why decibels come in so handy. They turn a multiplication problem into an addition problem (i.e. - if the sound is the same as a barely audible whisper (0 dB), then a person without ear protection will hear a sound 40dB louder).

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