Problem: If you decrease the distance between successive crests of a wave, this changesA. the frequencyB. the wavelengthC. the speedD. both the wavelength and the speedE. both the wavelength and the frequency

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The velocity of a wave:

f=vλ

The distance between successive crests is the wavelength. When the wavelength is changed the frequency will also change. 

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If you decrease the distance between successive crests of a wave, this changes

A. the frequency

B. the wavelength

C. the speed

D. both the wavelength and the speed

E. both the wavelength and the frequency

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