# When two waves interfere constructively or destructively, is there any gain or loss in energy in the system of the waves? Explain

When two waves interfere constructively or destructively, is there any gain or loss in energy in the system of the waves? Explain
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Lamar Esparza
No, they do not gain or lose any energy. When two waves interfere, energy of waves is just distributed between zones.
Zones of constructive interference receive energy at the expense of zones of destructive interference, but total energy remains the same.
Result:
No, energy is just distributed between different zones of wave.