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Asked by aditir | 23rd Jun, 2009, 12:33: AM

Expert Answer:

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Given, refractive index of water w.r.t. air = 4/3

and,  refractive index of glass  w.r.t. air = 3/2

Let, 'c' be the speed of light

Then, speed of light in water = c / refractive index of water w.r.t. air  .........................[1]

and, speed of light in glass = c /  refractive index of glass  w.r.t. air .........................[2]

So, refractive index of water w.r.t glass = speed of light in glass / speed of light in water

                                                                      = (4/3) / ( 3/2)

                                                                      = 8/9.

Fron eqns [1] and [2], it is clear that, light travels faster in water.

Answered by  | 23rd Jun, 2009, 01:19: AM

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