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Relative Velocity Question?

  1. Mar 25, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A river flows with a velocity of 3 m/s east. The river is 300 m wide. A boat is moving 10 m/s due north. If the river flow is not corrected for, how far will the boat have moved downstream by the time is reaches the far shore?

    2. Relevant equations
    Trigonometry and kinematic equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    90 m?
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  3. Mar 25, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Cool - how did you arrive at that figure?
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