Problem: What is the correct order of decreasing energy?1. microwaves, visible light, x-rays, γ-rays. ultraviolet light2. visible light, microwaves, x-rays, γ-rays, ultraviolet light3. visible light, ultraviolet light, microwaves, x-rays, γ-rays4. microwaves, visible light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, γ-rays5. γ-rays, x-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, microwaves

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We’re being asked to rank the given electromagnetic radiation in order of decreasing energy

Visible Light        Ultraviolet Light        Microwaves               X-Rays                 γ-Rays

Recall that in the electromagnetic spectrum, radiation:

• On the left side: has high energy and frequency and a low wavelength

• On the right side: has low energy and frequency and high wavelength

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What is the correct order of decreasing energy?

1. microwaves, visible light, x-rays, γ-rays. ultraviolet light

2. visible light, microwaves, x-rays, γ-rays, ultraviolet light

3. visible light, ultraviolet light, microwaves, x-rays, γ-rays

4. microwaves, visible light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, γ-rays

5. γ-rays, x-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, microwaves

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