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Problem: A stationary boat in the ocean is experiencing waves from a storm. The waves move at 59km/h and have a wavelength of 155m. The boat is at the crest of a wave. How much time elapses until the boat is first at the trough of a wave?

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Relationship between distance, speed and time

v=dt

The distance from crest to trough is equal to a half wavelength.

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A stationary boat in the ocean is experiencing waves from a storm. The waves move at 59km/h and have a wavelength of 155m. The boat is at the crest of a wave. How much time elapses until the boat is first at the trough of a wave?

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