- #1

- 1

- 0

I would like someone to check my work.

## Homework Statement

Two boats are heading away from shore. Boat 1 heads due north at a speed of 3 m/s relative to the shore. Relative to Boat 1, Boat 2 is moving 40° north of east at a speed of 1.7 m/s. A passenger on Boat 2 walks due east across the deck at a speed of 1.1 m/s relative to Boat 2. What is the speed of the passenger to the shore?

## Homework Equations

x and y vectors.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I set up vectors for each moving object.

B1x = 0 B2y = 0

B2x = 1.7cos(40°) B2y = 1.7sin(40°)

Px = 1.1 Py = 0

I added the x and y components

Rx = 0 + 1.302 + 1.1 Ry = 0 + 1.09 + 0

= 2.402 = 1.09

Sp^2 = (2.402)^2 + (1.09)^2

Sp ≈ 4.74 m/s.