A boat can go 12 km /h in a river that has current of 5 km /h.
At what angle relative to the shore does the boat have to leave to arrive directly across from initial location?
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The Attempt at a Solution
I just want some explanation of this question. Would my 12km/h be my hypotenuse and the resultant be the straight line across the river perpendicular to the shore or would my 12km/h be the straight line perpendicular to the shore??
Because I get 2 different angles if I use tan-1 (5/12) = 22.16 degrees and sin-1 (5/12) which gives me 24.6 degrees.... Which one do I use?