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Posted by alex on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 5:12pm.

At the beginning of a race, a yacht crosses the start line and sails in
westerly direction at a speed of 4 m s-1. The current of the sea is flowing at
2 m s-1 towards the north-east. Calculate how far [8 marks] and in what
direction (relative to west) [8 marks] the yacht has traveled after 10
minutes from its crossing the start line.
The answer is
(-4,0) + (1.4,1.4) = (-2.6,1.4)
= 2.96 m/s at W28.3°N
After 10 minutes (600 seconds) the distance traveled is 1772m

Can you show me how to work this out. thanks!

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