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There isn't any energy lost when waves interfere destructively, so it technically doesn't "go" anywhere. One wave will be at a high point, but the other will be at a low point and will be essentially acting like "negative energy." Don't think of it like "losing energy," but more like just adding together positive and negative energies to find a value between the two.

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