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Author:Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Description: Challenge: The Christian Science Monitor of July 8, 1999, reports that "according to the NRDC, the amount of ambient noise in the ocean may have increased by 10 decibels - in other words, 10-fold - between 1950 and 1975." Is this correct?

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Number Theory, Acoustics

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