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jelly1500

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## Homework Statement

A person who can swim at 2.0 mi/hr is swimming perpendicularly to the bank of a river (directly across the direction of river flow) which is flowing at 2.0 mi/hr. If the river is 1.0 mi wide, how long does it take to reach the other side?

## Homework Equations

t=x/v

## The Attempt at a Solution

I drew a right triange: the first being 2 mi/hr (the direction of the river flow) and the second being 2mi/hr (the person swimming to the bank) and tried to solve for the hypotenuse through Pythagoreans theorem. Then used t=1/2.83 but it was incorrect. I think I'm drawing the figure wrong?