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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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What is the speed of sound in air (a) on a cold winter day in Minnesota when the temperature is –25°F, and (b) on a hot summer day in Death Valley when the temperature is 125°F?

Part a

The speed of sound in the air on a cold winter day in place M is .

Part b

The speed of sound in the air on a hot summer day in place D is .

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Given information

The temperature on a cold winter day

The temperature on a hot summer day is

Part a 

The speed of sound in the air on a cold winter day is

Therefore, the speed of sound in the air on a cold winter day in place M is .

Part b

The speed of sound in the air on a hot summer day is

Therefore, the speed of sound in the air on a hot summer day in place D is .

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