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An unfingered guitar string is 0.73m long and is tuned to play E above middle C (330 Hz.) (a) How far from the end of this string must a fret (and your finger) be placed to play A above middle C (440 Hz)? (b) What is the wavelength on the string of this 440-Hz wave? (c) What are the frequency and wavelength of the sound wave produced in air at 20 Celsius by this fingered string?

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  1. First get the speed of sound on that string:
    speedsound=.73m/330 * 1/2 (half wavelength)
    Then length from end for fret:
    1/2* (.73-Length)=speedsoundabove/440
    solve for length above.

    Now, wavelength:
    2(speedsoundabove)

    speed sound at 20C: = 331.3 + (0.6 × 20) = 343.3 m/s

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