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A single slit forms a diffraction pattern with monochromatic light. The 6th minimum of the

pattern occurs at an angle of 23° from the central maximum. The number of bright bands on

either side of the central band is closest to:

A) 16 B) 13 C) 14 D) 15 E) 17

2. Relevant equations

asin(theta)=mlambda

3. The attempt at a solution

Honestly I have no idea how to do this. Using the data given, I can only set up one equation with 2 unknowns, which is impossible to solve. On top of that I am unable to deduce a relationship between maxima and minima in a single-slit diffraction. I hope someone would throw me some light on this, thanks!

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# Homework Help: Single-slit diffraction diffraction pattern

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