Waves in playing a violin

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Homework Statement



A violin string has a length of 0.35m and is tuned to concert G (a frequency of 392Hz). Where must the violionist place her finger to play concert A, with a frequency of 440Hz?

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I used v= frequency * wavelength and found the velocity, then found the wavelength for concert A and devided by 2. Is this the right method?
 

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Depends on what you used for wavelength. If you used 2*0.35, then yes, it's correct.
 
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So would the answer be 0.624m?
 
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So would the answer be 0.624m?

I wouldn't think so. The violin sting itself is only 0.35m, your answer is nearly double it's length!
 

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