A ship cruises forward at vs = 5 m/s relative to the water. On deck, a man walks diagonally toward the bow such that his path forms an angle theta = 19 degrees with a line perpendicular to(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

the boat's direction of motion. He walks at vm = 3 m/s relative to the boat.

I found the speed at which he walks in relative to the water. the speed is 6.61566 m/s. the next thing i need is at what angle to his intended path does the

man walk with respect to the water? Answer in units of degrees.

here's what i have done: i have taken the inverse tangent of the x and y components of his speed, but that doesn't work. any help would be appreciated. thanks

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# Homework Help: Relative motion of a ship

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