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Problem: A point source of light illuminates an aperture 1.63 m away. A 12.1-cm-wide bright patch of light appears on a screen 1.22 m behind the aperture. How wide is the aperture?

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A point source of light illuminates an aperture 1.63 m away. A 12.1-cm-wide bright patch of light appears on a screen 1.22 m behind the aperture. How wide is the aperture?

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