I know that standing waves are normally formed in a confined medium where both ends are fixed. However, I wonder if standing waves can be formed in a medium with one fixed end and one free end since the waves are still reflected.

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    $\begingroup$ They can, and also when both ends are free. Classic example are various types of organ pipes. See this. $\endgroup$
    – Kurt G.
    Jul 23 at 7:14

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