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    Two steel guitar strings have the same length. String A has a diameter of 0.50 mm and is under 410.0 N of tension. String B has a diameter of 1.0 mm and is under a tension of 820.0 N. Find the ratio of the wave speeds, vA/vB, in these two strings.

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    Velocity v = sqrt [ T /{m/l}], where m/l = Mass per unit length
    Now, m = ...

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    The solution gives a the handful of concise steps of calculations necessary to finding the ratio of wave speeds in the two steel guitar strings of equal length and varying diameters and tensions as described in the question.