Problem: Light in air is shone on the surface of oil with an index of refraction of 1.25. Beneath the layer of oil is water, which has an index of refraction of 1.33. If the light travels through the water with an angle of 32° from the normal, at what angle (measured from the normal) was the light incident on the oil with?  

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Light in air is shone on the surface of oil with an index of refraction of 1.25. Beneath the layer of oil is water, which has an index of refraction of 1.33. If the light travels through the water with an angle of 32° from the normal, at what angle (measured from the normal) was the light incident on the oil with?

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