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If the seventh and fourth standing wave frequencies of a string differ by 144 Hz, what is the fundamental frequency of the string?

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Jennifer,
the fourth standing wave frequency is 4*f1, where f1 is the fundamental wave frequency. The seventy fundamental frequency is 7*f1
7*f1  4*f1 = 3*f1 = 144 hz
f1 = 144/3 
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Justin,
This is not correct. The answer is simply as follows:
Let f* be the fundamental frequency.
Then f*[(1/4)(1/7)]=144Hz.
f* = 1344 Hz