Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 20 - Think and Solve: 35

Answer

The depth of the water is 4590 m.

Work Step by Step

During the 6 second time interval, the sound wave went down to the ocean floor, and back. The sound reached the bottom in 3 seconds. $$Depth = speed \times time = 1530 \frac{m}{s} \times (3 s) = 4590 m$$
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