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College Physics (Urone)
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Short Answer

Can you tell that your roommate turned up the sound on the TV if its

average sound intensity level goes from \({\rm{70dB}}\) to \({\rm{73dB}}\)?

Yes, it is possible to tell the roommate turned up the sound because the difference between sound levels is in noticeable range.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Range of noticeable sound

At a given frequency, the difference between intensity sound levels \(3\,dB\) can is easily noticed.

Step 2: Explanation

Here, the difference in sound intensity level is also \((73dB - 70dB) = 3\,dB\). In this range, sound can be easily noticed and we can tell our roommate about loudness.

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