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Applications of Lagarithms and Exponents : Measuring the Loudness of Sound

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The loudness of sound is based on intensity level measured in decibels using a logarithmic scale and is relative to (a ratio of) the weakest sound the ear can hear.

Using the Library, web resources, and other course material, research how sound is measured. Include the following items in your posting:

The formula for measuring sound.
Pick a specific sound, give the decibels of the sound, and explain what this measurement means.

Be sure to cite all references using APA style.

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The loudness of sound is investigated. The solution is detailed and well presented.