Problem: The figure shows a standing wave oscillating at 100 Hz on a string. What is the wave speed?

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Wave speed:

v=fλ

The wavelength and the length of a string are related by the equation:

L=nλ2, where n is the number of loops.

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The figure shows a standing wave oscillating at 100 Hz on a string. What is the wave speed?

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