Speed of transverse string waves

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A piano string of length 1.5 m and mass density 25mg/m vibrates at a (fundamental) frequency of 460 Hz.
What is the speed of the transverse string waves?


v=sqrt (FL/m)

v= sqrt (37.5*1.5/25)

is this the right track?
 

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G01
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I would try using the equation:

[tex] v=\lambda f[/tex]

You know f already. All you need then, is the wavelength,[tex]
\lambda[/tex]. You know the wave is vibrating at a fundamental frequency. Does this tell you anything about the wavelength of that wave?
 

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