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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

A group of hikers hears an echo 3.00 s after shouting. How far away is the mountain that reflected the sound wave?

To determine
The distance the sound travel to the mountain

Explanation

Given Info: The speed of sound is 343m/s   and the time required for a round trip is 3s

Formula for the distance the sound travel to the mountain is,

     d=vt

  • d is the distance the sound travel to the mountain,
  • v is the speed of sound,
  • t is the time required for one way trip,

Substitute 343m/s for v and 3s/2 for t   in the above expression to get d

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