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steeel and silver wire of the same diameter and same length are stretched with equal tension. what is the fundamental frequency of the silver wire if that of the steel is 200 Hz.

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    The fundamental frequency will be proportional to the transverse wave speed.

    The silver/steel frequency ratio equals sqrt(steel density/silver density) = sqrt(7.7/10.5) = 0.85

    That makes the fundamental frequency for the silver wire about 170 Hz.

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