Problem: Consider the two waves shown here, which we will consider to represent two electromagnetic radiations.What is the wavelength of wave A?

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We are asked to determine the wavelength of wave A in the figure:

A diagram shows that over a distance of 1.6 times 10 to negative 7 meters, wave A completes 3 and ¾ cycles and wave B completes two cycles.

Recall that a wavelength is the distance wherein a wave repeats. Let us assign the wavelengths of the waves given:

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Consider the two waves shown here, which we will consider to represent two electromagnetic radiations.

What is the wavelength of wave A?

A diagram shows that over a distance of 1.6 times 10 to negative 7 meters, wave A completes 3 and ¾ cycles and wave B completes two cycles.

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