Answer to Question #1460 in Mechanics | Relativity for jon allen

Question #1460
A sound wave traveling at 342 m/s is emitted by the foghorn of a tugboat. An echo is heard 3.60 s later. How far away is the reflecting object? Answer in units of m.
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Expert's answer
2011-02-03T05:11:38-0500
The path of the wave is
S = Vt = 342*3.6 = 1231.2 m
The distance from the reflecting object would be
D = S/2 = 615.6 m

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