a splash is heard after 4.22sec. after the stone is dropped into a well of depth 78.4m.

Asked by  | 15th Jun, 2009, 12:18: PM

Expert Answer:

Let the velocity of sound be v. Time taken by stone to reach bottom of well be t.

We have:

-78.4=0t-1/2*9.8*t2

t=4 s

 

Time taken by sound to reach top,t'=4.22-4=0.22 s

Hence,

Speed of sound,v=78.4/0.2556.36.2=356.36 ms-1

Answered by  | 15th Jun, 2009, 01:13: PM

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