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## Periodic waves spread out over the surface of a lake where two women, Jenny and Melissa, are fishing in separate boats 46 meters apart. Each

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Periodic waves spread out over the surface of a lake where two women, Jenny and Melissa, are fishing in separate boats 46 meters apart. Each woman’s boat bobs up and down 26/min. At a time when Jenny’s boat is at a crest, Melissa’s boat is at its lowest point, and there are 4 additional crests between them. Calculate the wavelength of these water waves.

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2021-08-17T11:25:10+00:00
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Answer:The wavelength of the water is

Explanation:From the question awe are told that

The distance between the two boats are 46 m

Now we are told that a the time the Jenny’s boat is at a crest,Melissa’s boat is at its lowest point, and there are 4 additional crests between them which can be mathematically represented as

Number of wavelength = 4 + 0.5(this accounts for the difference in position crest and lowest point)

= 4.5

Now the wavelength of the water is