What is the wavelength of a sound wave with a frequency of 440 Hz if the speed of sound in air is 340 m/s?

1 Answer
Jun 20, 2016


The sound wave has a wavelength of 0.773m.


To solve this problem we have to use the wave equation that is given below:
We know the frequency and the velocity, both of which have good units. All we have to do is rearrange the equation and solve for #lambda#:

#lambda = v/f#

Let's plug in our given values and see what we get!

#lambda = (340m/cancels)/(440cancels^(-1))#

#lambda = 0.773 m#