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Need Help Resultant Velocity?

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A long distance swimmers starts out swimming a steady 2mph at 30 degrees south of west. A 5mph current is flowing at 10 degrees north of east.

What is the swimmers resultant velocity?
 

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Just break this into vectorial components, add like components, then recombine.

v r-hat = v cos @ x-hat + v sin @ y-hat
 

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