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April 18, 2014

Posted by **Jus** on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:29pm.

a) The sound intensity at a concert is measured to be 0.9 W/m^2. How loud is the concert?

My answer (that is correct); 119.54 dB

b) At the concert, the person beside you whispers with a loudness of 20 dB. What is the whisper's intensity?

My attempt: (but it is wrong)

20+119.54=10log(I/10^-12)

Then I solved for I, to get T=89

c) On the way home from the concert, your car stereo produces 120 dB of sound. What is its intensity?

I did not get this answer either, but tried to do it like b...

Help on parts b and c please!

- Math -
**bobpursley**, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:40pmb,

20=10log(I/Io)

I/Io=antilog2=100

so I is 100 times (Io)

c.

120=10log(I/Io)

I/Io=antilog 12=10^12

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