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Homework Help: Vibrational Frequence

  1. Feb 4, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A guitar string produces 4 beat/s when sounded with a 350-Hz tuning fork and 9 beat/s when sounded with a 355-Hz fork. What is the vibrational frequency of the string? Explain your reasoning.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I'm not quite sure how to start solving this problem. I know that frequency is velocity divided by wavelength. What equation or equations that have beat/s as variables could I use to solve this problem?
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  3. Feb 5, 2007 #2


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    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html" [Broken]

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