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majormaaz

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## Homework Statement

A bird watcher is hoping to add a particular song bird to the list of species she has seen. If a person, only 2.35 m from the bird, hears the sound with an intensity of 1.9 10-6 W/m2, how far could the bird watcher be from the bird and still hear it? Assume no reflections or absorption of the bird's sound and that the faintest sound that can be heard has an intensity of 10-12 W/m2.

## Homework Equations

I2/I1 = (r1/r2)^2

I1 = 1.9e-6 W/m2

I2 = 10e-12 W/m2

r1 = 2.35 m

r2 = ?

## The Attempt at a Solution

I rearranged the equation to solve for r2

I got r2 = √(I1 * r1^2/I2)

I plugged in the numbers and got 1024.34 meters

but the problem is saying that I did it wrong.

Is there another formula or did I just mess up somewhere in solving this?

Would appreciate help before Monday.

Thanks