Problem: An organ pipe of length L is open at one end and closed at the other. A tuning fork is brought near the pipe, exciting the air in the pipe with three nodes as represented in the figure. With the speed of the sound denoted by v, what is the frequency of the tuning fork?  

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An organ pipe of length L is open at one end and closed at the other. A tuning fork is brought near the pipe, exciting the air in the pipe with three nodes as represented in the figure.

With the speed of the sound denoted by v, what is the frequency of the tuning fork?

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