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Ocean Depth

  1. Apr 17, 2007 #1


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    The speed of sound in water is 1498 m/s. A sonar signal is sent from a ship at a point just below the water surface and 1.80 s later the relfected signal is detected. How deep is the ocean beneath the ship?
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  3. Apr 17, 2007 #2


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    Please show us your work so far, so that we can help you with this problem.
  4. Apr 17, 2007 #3


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    If "h" is the ocean depth how far did the sound have to travel so that the reflected signal was heard?
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