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A dolphin wants to swim directly back to its home bay, which is 0.85 km due west. It can swim at a speed of 4.35 m/s relative to the water, but a uniform water current flows with speed 2.82 m/s in the southeast direction.

(a) What direction should the dolphin head???


(b) How long does it take the dolphin to swim the 0.85-km distance home???

Please helppp

  • PHYSICS - ,

    4.35m/s @ 180 Deg. + 2.82m/s @ 315 Deg.

    X = 4.35*cos180+2.82*cos315=-2.356 m/s.
    Y = 4.35*sin180+2.82*sin315=-1.994 m/s.
    Q3.

    tanAr = Y/X = -1.994 / -2.356= 0.84636,
    Ar = 40 Deg.
    A = 180 + 40 = 220 Deg.

    a. Direction = 180 - 40 = 140 Deg.

    b. d = V*t,
    t = d/V = 850m / 4.35m/s = 195.4 s. =
    3.26 min.

  • PHYSICS - ,

    Vd=4.35m/s @ 180 Deg-2.82m/s @ 315 Deg=
    Velocity of dolphin.
    X = 4.35*cos180 - 2.82cos315=-6.34 m/s.
    Y = 4.35*sin180 - 2.82*sin315=1.994 m/s
    Q2.

    tanAr = Y/X = 1.994 / -6.34 = -0.31451
    Ar = -17.46 Deg. = Reference angle.
    A = -17.46 + 180 = 162.5 Deg.
    Vd=X/cosA = -6.34 / cos162.5=6.65 m/s

    a. Direction = 180 + 17.5 = 197.5 Deg.

    b. d = V*t,
    t = d/V = 850m / 6.34=134 s.=2.23min.

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