Chemistry
posted by Rico .
A 5m long fishing boat is anchored on a windy day. The skipper notices that as one wave crest is leaving the stern another is arriving at the bow. If 15 waves are counted arriving in 10s, what is the speed of the water waves?

The wavelength is the length of the boat in this case.
The frequency is 15/10 = 3/2 waves/second
Wave speed = (wavelength)*(frequency)
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

waves
A skipper on a boat notices wave crests passing his anchor chain every 5 s. He estimates the distance between wavecrests to be 15 m. He also correctly estimates the speed of the waves. What is the speed? 
physics
A skipper on a boat notices wave crests passing his anchor chain every 9 s. He estimates the distance between wave crests to be 15 m. He also correctly estimates the speed of the waves. What is this speed? 
english1
Identify the complete verb: Max will be arriving on a flight this afternoon. a)will be b)will c)arriving d)will be arriving I think the answer is d. 
math
A woman is sitting in a boat at anchor on a lake. Her boat bobs up and down once every 2.0·s. She notices that when the front of her 3.0·m long boat is at one wave crest, a second crest is at the middle of her boat, and a third is … 
math
A woman is sitting in a boat at anchor on a lake. Her boat bobs up and down once every 2.0·s. She notices that when the front of her 3.0·m long boat is at one wave crest, a second crest is at the middle of her boat, and a third is … 
physics
A woman is sitting in a boat at anchor on a lake. Her boat bobs up and down once every 2.0·s. She notices that when the front of her 3.0·m long boat is at one wave crest, a second crest is at the middle of her boat, and a third is … 
Science
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 … 
physics
As we examine waves on a water surface we notice that 34 waves pass in 54.4 s. We also notice that the distance between the third wave crest and the ninth wave crest is 22.3 cm. How far will these waves travel in 1.50 min? 
physics
Periodic waves spread out over the surface of a lake where two women, Jenny and Melissa, are fishing in separate boats 65 meters apart. Each woman's boat bobs up and down 19/min. At a time when Jenny's boat is at a crest, Melissa's … 
Physics 11
2 men are fishing from small boats located 36m apart. Waves pass through the water, & each man's boat bobs up & down 15 times in 75s. At a time when 1 boat is on a crest, the other 1 is in a trough, & there is 1 crest between the 2 …