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Two strings on a musical instrument are tuned to play at 262 Hz (C) and 294 Hz (D).

Questions:

1. If the two strings have the same length and are under the same tension, what must be the ratio of their masses (MC/MD)?

2. If the strings, instead, have the same mass per unit length and are under the same tension, what is the ratio of their lengths (LC/LD)?

3. If their masses and lengths are the same, what must be the ratio of the tensions in the two strings? (TC/TD)

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# Homework Help: Musical Frequencies Overtones, ratios

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