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Snell's Law Calculation

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A ray of light traveling through air strikes a boundary with a second substance, and travels at 37 degrees (relative to the normal) upon entering the new substance.

If the light was moving at 53 degrees (relative to the normal) prior to striking the boundary, what is the index of refraction of the second substance?

A

0.75

B

1.3

C

1.5

D

1.7