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Waves homework check

  1. May 13, 2018 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    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. Relevant 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
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 13, 2018 #2

    mfb

    Staff: Mentor

    Right.
     
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