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Posted by kimberley on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 4:33pm.

Ocean waves are traveling to the east at 4 m/s with a distance of 20m between crests. With what frequency do the waves hit the front of a boat (a) when the boat is at anchor and (b) when the boat is moving westward at 1 m/s?

frequency= distance/velocity

For the second, the relative veloicty is faster, 5 m/s.

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