## Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

$-170$ decibels
We have $\beta=10 \log (II_0)$ Plug in the data: Therefore, $\beta=10 \log (10^{-12} \times 10^{-5})= 10 \log 10^{-17}$ Or, $\beta = 10 (-17) \log 10 =-170$ Therefore, the sound level is $\beta = -170$ decibels