February 21, 2017

Homework Help: Physics - Relative velocity

Posted by Shaila on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 8:59am.

A barge is heading directly across a river at35km/h while you are walking on the barge at 4km/h in the same direction as the barge is heading. The current is flowing downstream at 1.4km/h.
a) What is your velocity relative to the shore? (7.6km/h)
b) What would you velocity be relative to the shore if you were walking towards the shore you left? (1.5km/h)

Can any please check if the bracket answers are correct!!

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