Swimmer and River (Relative Velocity)

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Homework Statement


A swimmer is to reach at a point 30 degree upstream on the other side of a river flowing with velocity 5 m/s. The velocity of the swimmer w.r.t. water is [tex]5\sqrt{3}[/tex]. The swimmer should steer at an angle??


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I am unable to guess the scenario. What does this mean?
A swimmer is to reach at a point 30 degree upstream on the other side
 

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A swimmer is to reach at a point 30 degree upstream on the other side
Hi ritwik06! :smile:

It just means where the line at 30º to straight-across hits the other bank. :wink:

(so straight-across would be 0º upstream)
 

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