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

Mike, who i standing on the deck of a yacth that is travelling due west at 6km/h, sees a sailboat sailing southwestat 4km/h, 3km northwest of the yacht. How close to each other do these boats get?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

My drawing is:

| A(2.12-4t,2.12-4t)

| / \

| / \

|/__\B(4.24-6t,0)

Used pythagorean theorem to find t [tex]D^2=(2.12-4t-0)^2+(2.12-4t-(4.24-6t))^2[/tex]

Correct so far?

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