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Posted by **Anmol** on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 2:08am.

- Physics 114 -
**Steve**, Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 3:58pmIf we consider the direction across the river as 0deg, then the resultant velocity of the boat is

(angle a is 25.7 deg)

(7.2 cos a, 7.2 sin a) + (0,14.1 sin -90)

= (6.386,3.122) + (0,-14.1)

= (6.386, -10.978)

which is 10.835 in the direction -59.49 deg

So, now we want a course in the same direction, where the x-distance is 24.5

If d is the distance traveled, then 24.5/d = cos -59.45

d = 48.25

48.25/10.835 = 4.45 sec

- Physics 114 -
**Anmol**, Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 8:28pmI understand the method you used completely but when I went to enter in the answer it incorrect...any help?

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