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Quizzical Pursuit
—The Architecture Puzzler

 Solution to Last Week's Puzzler Architecture Puzzler #541 Question If you combine two sound sources, each at 50 decibels (dB) what will be the resultant dB level? If you double the distance to a sound source, you reduce the dB by how much? Answer If you combine two 50-decibel sound sources, the result is 53 dB. If you double the distance to a sound source, you reduce it by 6 dB.

 Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler: http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html

Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects