# Finding Wavelength of mosquito wings

1. Jan 26, 2008

### zachcumer

How do you find the wavelength of this: A mosquito flaps its wings 600 vibrations per second ( it is this motion that produces the annoying 600-Hz buzz). How far does the sound travel between wing beats? In other words, find the wavelength of the mosquito’s sound.

Thanks

2. Jan 26, 2008

### pam

Look up the speed of sound V. Then L=V/600.

3. Jan 26, 2008

### _Mayday_

$$v=frac{f}{lambda}$$

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4. Jan 26, 2008

### zachcumer

so is the wave length...

so I substituted and got 344=600*(n)...how do I do the rest confused...how do I rearrange the equation?

5. Jan 26, 2008

### zachcumer

oh its .6 meters right?

6. Jan 26, 2008

### zachcumer

oh

oh its .6 meters right?

7. Jan 26, 2008

### _Mayday_

$$\lambda = \frac{v}{f}$$

So...

$$\lambda= \frac{344}{600}$$

8. Jan 26, 2008