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RichardGib

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## Homework Statement

Determine the decibel rating of the following intensities of sound.

I = 1.0 x 10-5 W/m2

## Homework Equations

The equation which relates the intensity of a sound wave to its decibel level is:

dB = 10 * log( I / 1.0 x 10-12 W/m2)

## The Attempt at a Solution

dB = 10 * log( 1 x 10-5 W/m2 / 1.0 x 10-12 W/m2) = ?

I put it into my calculator and can't actually get an answer out of it. I know the answer is 70dB as I looked in the answer booklet but I couldn't get that answer by entering the equation into it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks