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Posted by Julie on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 1:11pm.

A small boat is headed a harbor 32km directly northwest of its current position when its suddenly engulfed in heavy fog. The captain maintain a compass bearing of northwest and a speed of 10km/h relative to the water.The fog lift 3.o h later and the captain notes that he is now exactly 4.0km south of the harbor.

(a) what was the average velocity of the current during those 3.0h?

(b) In what direction should the boat have been heading to reach its destination along a straight course?

(c) what would its travel time have been if it had followed a straight course?

Sorry i've been trying to solve it but i won't figure it out..

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