## Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus, 5th Edition

$3.162$ times stronger
The relative strength is equal to $$=10^{M_2-M_1}$$ Plugging in values of $M_1=5.3$ and $M_2=5.8$ yields $$=10^{5.8-5.3}=10^{0.5}=3.162$$ Therefore, the waves are 3.162 times stronger.