Q. A river 590 ft wide flows with a speed of 6 ft/s with respect to the earth. A woman swims with a speed of 3 ft/s with respect to the water.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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a) If the woman heads directly across the river, how far downstream is she swept when she reaches the opposite bank?

d1 = ft *

1179.96 OK

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b) If she wants to be swept a smaller distance downstream, she heads a bit upstream. If she heads 29° upstream, how far downstream is she swept before reaching the opposite bank?

d2 = ft

Any ideas on part b

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c) For the conditions of part (b), how long does it take for her to reach the opposite bank?

Any ideas on part c

Please help me !!!

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