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Problem: Two microwave frequencies are authorized for use in microwave ovens: 900 and 2560 MHz. a. Calculate the wavelength of eachb. Which frequency would produce smaller hot spots in foods due to interference effects. 

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The relationship between wave characteristics:

v=fλ, where v is the propagation speed of the wave, f is the frequency, and λ is the wavelength.

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From the boxed equation, we have the wavelength as, λ = v/f

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Two microwave frequencies are authorized for use in microwave ovens: 900 and 2560 MHz. 

a. Calculate the wavelength of each

b. Which frequency would produce smaller hot spots in foods due to interference effects. 

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