what is the frequency of a ocean wave that is traveling at a speed of 45 m/s if it has a wavelength of 3 meters? please show work


  1. Answer: Frequency = 15Hz


    Given that

    Wavelength (λ) = 3 m

    Wave speed V = 45 m/s

    Wave speed is the product of frequency and wavelength. That is

    V = f(λ)

    Substitute wavelength and wave speed into the formula

    45 = f × 3

    Make f the subject of the formula

    f = 45/3

    f = 15 Hz

    Therefore, the frequency of the ocean wave is 15 Hz


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