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# If a wave is traveling at a certain speed and its frequency is doubled what happens to the wavelength of that wave?

Updated: 9/15/2023

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Wavelength = 1/frequency. If you double the frequency, the wavelength drops to half.

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Q: If a wave is traveling at a certain speed and its frequency is doubled what happens to the wavelength of that wave?
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