Problem: An FM radio station broadcasts at 99.5 MHz. Calculate the wavelength of the corresponding radio waves.

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We are being asked to calculate the wavelength of an FM radio station broadcasts at 99.5 MHz.


Wavelength, frequency, and the speed of light are connected by the following equation:

c=λν

c = speed of light, m/s
λ = wavelength, in m
ν = frequency, Hz (Hertz)


We can rearrange the equation to isolate the wavelength (λ):

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An FM radio station broadcasts at 99.5 MHz. Calculate the wavelength of the corresponding radio waves.

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