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Waves in a Large Pool

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While sitting in a large pool that has a wave generator situated in the center, you text your friend (because that is what you do in a large pool), who is sitting much closer to the wave generator.

If the amplitude of the generated wave is $A$ at your friend's location from the generator ($d=5.0\text{ m}$), what is the amplitude of the wave at your location farther away ($d=50\text{ m}$)?

Assume the pool is very large such that the reflection and superposition of waves is not a factor.

A

$10A$

B

$3.16A$

C

$0.1A$

D

$0.316A$