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Calculate the speed of sound on a day when a 1500 Hz frequency has a wavelength of 0.221 m.
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$332 \textrm{ m/s}$

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OpenStax College Physics Solution, Chapter 17, Problem 3 (Problems & Exercises) (0:21)

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This is College Physics Answers with Shaun Dychko. We are given the frequency and wavelength of the sound and we are asked to find out what is the speed of sound. Well speed is the frequency multiplied by the wavelength. So that is 1500 Hertz multiplied by 0.221 meters which gives us speed of 332 meters per second.