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How can you tell if two waves are in phase?

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Constructive interference occurs when the maxima of two waves add together (the two waves are in phase), so that the amplitude of the resulting wave is equal to the sum of the individual amplitudes. Equally, the minima of the waves would be aligned if the two waves are in phase.

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