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Short Answer

Calculate the speed of sound on a day when a 1500 Hz frequency has a wavelength of 0.221 m.

The speed is 331.5 m/s.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Given Data

The frequency is f = 1500 Hz .

The wavelength is λ=0.221m.

Step 2: Explanation

The product of the wavelength and frequency of the wave gives us the velocity with which the wave is traveling.

Step 3: Solution

The speed of a wave is given by,


For, λ=0.221m and f = 1500 Hz ,

v=1500 Hz×0.2210 m =331.5 m/s

The velocity of the given wave is 331.5 m/s

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