# Problem: Cobalt-60 is a radioactive isotope used to treat cancers. A gamma ray emitted by this isotope has an energy of 1.33 MeV (million electron volts; 1 eV = 1.602 x 10−19 J). What is the frequency (in Hz) and the wavelength (in m) of this gamma ray?

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We are being asked to determine the frequency (in Hz) and the wavelength (in m) of this gamma ray.

We are going to do the following steps:

Step 1: Calculate energy in J

Step 2: Calculate the frequency

Step 3: Calculate the wavelength

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Cobalt-60 is a radioactive isotope used to treat cancers. A gamma ray emitted by this isotope has an energy of 1.33 MeV (million electron volts; 1 eV = 1.602 x 10−19 J). What is the frequency (in Hz) and the wavelength (in m) of this gamma ray?

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