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# Problem: Standing waves on a guitar string form when waves traveling down the string reflect off a point where the string is tied down or pressed against the fingerboard. The entire series of distortions may be superimposed on a single figure, like this (Intro 2 figure), indicating different moments in time using traces of different colors or lifestyles.What is the wavelength λ  of the standing wave shown on the guitar string?Express your answer in centimeters.

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The separation between two successive nodes is equal to λ/2

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Standing waves on a guitar string form when waves traveling down the string reflect off a point where the string is tied down or pressed against the fingerboard. The entire series of distortions may be superimposed on a single figure, like this (Intro 2 figure), indicating different moments in time using traces of different colors or lifestyles.

What is the wavelength λ  of the standing wave shown on the guitar string?