THe velocity of sound in air at 16oC is 340ms-1. What will it be when the pressure is doubled and its temperature raised to 127oC?

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The velocity of sound in air, V∝√T, where T is absolute temperature Thus V = K√T or K = V/T V is independent of pressure and density at a fixed temperature. ∴ V1/√T1 = V2/√T2 T1 = 16 + 273 = 289K, V1 = 340ms-1 T2 = 127 + 273 = 400K, V2 = ?