You want to swim straight across a river that is 76 m wide. You find that you can do this if you swim at an angle of θ = 28° from the upstream direction at a constant rate of 1.5 m/s relative to the water. At what rate does the river flow? The angle θ is measured from the river bank (directly upstream is θ = 0° while directly across the river is θ = 90°).
(a) 1.8 m/s (b) 1.3 m/s (c) 1.6 m/s (d) 0.70 m/s (e) 2.1 m/s
The Attempt at a Solution
1.5 sin28° = 0.70m/s
How can obtain answer b?