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Posted by on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 11:11am.

A string on a guitar is supposed to vibrate at 300 Hz, but is measured at 305 Hz. By what percent should the tension in the string be adjusted to correct the tuning?

  • Physics - , Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:08pm

    % = (305/300 - 1)*100% = 1.67%
    The tension is 1.67% too high and must be decreased by 1.67%.
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