My question is about equation of a wave which travells on a string.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I have seen that we write wave function as y=f(x-vt) , but why did we select this function, why not any other like y=f(5x-9vt) .

I also have a question why is there a negative sign why not positive sign, (for me positive one makes sense)

Thank you for helping :)

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