Problem 5.5: Properties of standing wave

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The animation shows a portion of a standing wave on an idealized taut string (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds)Restart.

  1. What is the speed of a wave traveling to the right on this string?
  2. Write an equation for the height of the string as a function of both position and time.  That is, write a formula for y(x, t).