(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A person fishing from a pier observes that four crests pass by in 7.35 s and estimates the distance between two successive crests as 7 m. The timing starts with first crest and ends with fourth crest. What is the speed of the wave?

2. Relevant equations

f = 1/T

v = f*d

3. The attempt at a solution

T = 7.35s/4 = 1.8375

F = 1/T = 1/1.8375 = .544218

V = .544218 * 7m = 3.81

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks!

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