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A fisherman notices that his boat is moving up and down periodically, owing to waves on the surface of the water. It takes a time of 3.00 second for the boat to travel from its highest point to its lowest, a total distance of 0.690 meter . The fisherman sees that the wave crests are spaced a horizontal distance of 6.50 meter apart.

What is the amplitude of each wave?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

If the maximum displacement is .690 wouldnt that be my amplitude of each wave, just need total understanding on this since, i read in my text its the total displacement of the crest and the total displacements of the trough.

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