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Waves homework check

  • Thread starter Sullo
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1. Homework Statement
A boy fishing on the jetty observes water waves coming in from the ocean. He sees 4 waves pass him by in 2 seconds, each with a wavelength of 0.5m The speed of the waves is?

2. Homework Equations
v=d/t
3. The Attempt at a Solution
4 waves pass him in 2 seconds. 4waves x 0.5m (Wavelength) = 2m

V= d/t 2/2 = 1m/s
 

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