Posted by **mary** on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 5:15pm.

A bird sits on a pole and watches waves. The wave crests are 1.0 meter apart. If one wave crest passes the pole each second, what is the speed of the wave? .

What is the period of the wave? .

What is the frequency of the wave? .

If the waves change so that the distance between crests was 1.5 meters, and one wave crest passes the pole each second, what is the speed of the wave? .

What is the new period of the wave? .

What is the new frequency of the wave? .

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**Kate**, Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 5:35pm
The formula for frequency is: frequency = 1 / T, where T = Period. That is e.g. "cycles per second".

The formula for time is: T (Period) = 1 / frequency.

Note: T = Period and t = Time

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**Anonymous**, Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:53pm
You have six waves passing and the distance between each wave is 12m. So, 5 x 12= 60m.

Therefore, the speed is 60 m/s

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