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At an open-air concert a person sits at a location that is 7m and 9.10m, respectively, from speakers at each side of the stage. A musician plays a single 494 Hz tone, explain what the listener hears.
Assume the speed of sound is to be 346ms-1.

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velocity = frequency x wavelength

wavelength = frequency / velocity

= 346 ms-1 / 494 Hz = 0.7m

The listener will hear the sound which is a mix of the sound from both the speakers. Both the waves will result in interference. If ...

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