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Homework Help: trigonometry

Posted by brittney on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 11:21am.

A river is 2000 ft wide and flowing at 6 mph from north to south. A woman in a canoe starts on the eastern shore and heads west at her normal paddling speed of 2 mph. In what direction (measured clockwise from north) must she aim her canoe? How long will it take her to go directly across the river? Justify and explain your reasoning.

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