Posted by Sydney on .
A Fisherman in a row boat notices that one wave crest passes his fishing line ever 5 seconds. He estimates the distance between the crests to be 1.5 meters and that the crests of the waves are about .5 meters above the troughs. Using this data, determining the amplitude and speed of the waves.

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jailynne,
i don't get this miss bunch

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anon,
It should be 0.25. I don't really know how to get that from the equation (Amplitude=distance/frequency), but since the problem said that "the crests of the waves are about .5 meters above the troughs." I divided that by two.

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Ellie,
I have that problem and I am solving it and so far I got the amplitude which is 0.2