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August 27, 2014

Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Zoe on Monday, October 12, 2009 at 8:41pm.

The water in a river flows uniformly at a constant speed of 2.53 m/s between parallel banks 69.8 m apart. You are to deliver a package directly across the river, but you can swim only at 1.74 m/s.

(a) If you choose to minimize the time you spend in the water, in what direction should you head? ____ from the direction of the stream

(b) How far downstream will you be carried? ______m

(c) If you choose to minimize the distance downstream that the river carries you, in what direction should you head? ____ from the direction of the stream

(d) How far downstream will you be carried? _____m

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I know we're dealing with motion in 2D, but I don't even know which equations to use or how to start. Any help or jumpstarts will be greatly appreciated.

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