Problem: If a person is in front of a smooth surface from which a sound is reflected, the person would hear a sound that A. seems to lack overtones. B. seems to come from behind the surface. C. has a higher intensity than the sound produced by the source. D. has a higher pitch than the sound produced by the source. 

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Geometrical laws for sound wave reflection are similar to those of light waves. However, the average wavelength of sound is approximately 100 000 times the average wavelength of light.

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If a person is in front of a smooth surface from which a sound is reflected, the person would hear a sound that 

A. seems to lack overtones. 

B. seems to come from behind the surface. 

C. has a higher intensity than the sound produced by the source. 

D. has a higher pitch than the sound produced by the source. 

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