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A hiker determines the length of a lake by listening for the echo of her shout reflected by a cliff at the far end of the lake. She hears the echo 1.5 s after shouting. Estimate the length of the lake.

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The expert examines linear superposition and interference calculations. The length of the lake is estimated.

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