A straight river flows at a speed of 20km/h. A boater starts at the south shore and heads in ths direction of 70degrees from the shore. The boat has a speed of 20km/h in still water. Find the true speed and direction of the boat.
Pre calculus, vectors - Henry, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:09pm
Vb = 20km @ 70o + 20km @ 0o.
Vb = X + Yi.
Vb = (20*cos70*20) + (20*sin70)i
Vb = 26.84 + 18.79i
tanA = Y/X = 18.79/26.84 = 0.70022
A = 35o = Direction.
Vb = X/cosA = 26.84/cos35 = 32.8 km/h =
Velocity of the boat.