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a siren on top of the police car emits sound at frequency of 820 Hz. The car passed a bystander on a sidewalk and is receding at speed 142 km/h/ what is the frequency the bystander hears. assume the speed of sound in air to be 340 m/s.
142 km/h x 1000 / 3600 = 39.44 m/s

fo=fs (v+-vo/v+-vs)
fo= 823 hz (340/340+39.44) = 737.45 m/s

so i have the answer, i just need to know what 142 is multiplied by 1000 then divided by 3600 to equal 39.44 m/s

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  1. Vs = 142,000m/3600s = 39.44 m/s.
    3600s = 1 hour.
    142km = 142,000 m.

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