(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A dog weighing 5 kg is at the back of a boat of length 4m and weight 20 kg as shown below. Initially the dog is 8 m from shore. If the dog walks to the front of the boat, how far from shore will he be?

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Correct Answer:4.8 m

3. The attempt at a solution

I absolutely have no idea on how to apprach this problem. The velocity of dog and box are not given so it's impossible to use equations of momentum. I appreciate it if anyone could please give me some directions.

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# Homework Help: Distance travelled by boat

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