Problem: A sinusoidal wave traveling on a string with a tension of 16 N has a period of 0.25 s, a wavelength of 40 cm, and an amplitude of 8 cm. The speed of the wave is (a) 10 cm/s (b) 160 cm/s (c) 2 cm/s (d) 32 cm/s (e) 1 cm/s (f) 16 cm/s

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A sinusoidal wave traveling on a string with a tension of 16 N has a period of 0.25 s, a wavelength of 40 cm, and an amplitude of 8 cm. The speed of the wave is

(a) 10 cm/s

(b) 160 cm/s

(c) 2 cm/s

(d) 32 cm/s

(e) 1 cm/s

(f) 16 cm/s

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