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    Ok, so whenever you are given an image of a transverse wave and are asked to calculate the wavelength of the wave, do you calculate the wavelength of each individual wave and then add them up?
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    Ok, so whenever you are given an image of a transverse wave and are asked to calculate the wavelength of the wave, do you calculate the wavelength of each individual wave and then add them up?
    wavelength is the distance between one peak and the next peak (or one trough and the next trough)

    if you're given several peaks you could measure the distance for several peaks and divide by the number of gaps
 
 
 
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