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Two submarines are underwater and approaching each other head-on. Sub A has a speed of 4 m/s and sub B has a speed of 18 m/s. Sub A sends out a 1010 Hz sonar wave that travels at a speed of 1522 m/s.

The question asks two questions, but I'm stuck on the first one:

What is the frequency of the sound detected by sub B (to the nearest Hz)?

I was using the formula frequency_{observer}= frequency_{source}* 1 + (v_{observer}/ velocity of sound) / 1 - (v_{source}/ velocity of sound). I assumed that the numerator would use the positive sign since the observer is moving towards the source. I used the minus sign in the denominator since the source is moving towards the observer. For the speed of sound I used 1522 m/s since the submarines are travelling in salt water. I then multiply my calculated numbers times 1010 and got a frequncy of 1019 Hz. However webassign is telling me this is incorrect. Any help with what I'm doing wrong?

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# Homework Help: Doppler Effect of submarines

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