(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); HELP!!!System of particles problem

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A 10kg dog walks 3m on a 20kg boat towards shore. How much nearer the shore does the dog end up if the boat was initially at rest.

3. The attempt at a solution

I am not really sure how to approach this problem. I think that the dog is 3 meters closer to the shore, because the boat stays at rest while the dog moves toward the shore...yet I think this is wrong because it is too simple as a physics problem...

Can anyone help me with this problem? thank you very much.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: HELP System of particles problem

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**