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a river is 2 km wide and flows at 4km/h. a motorboat has a speed of 10 km/h in still water and heads out from one bank. a marina is directly across the river, on the opposite bank. if the motorboat heads directly toward the marina, how far downstream from the marina will be on the other bank?

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    You don't really even need vectors for this. It takes 2/10 hours to cross the river. In that time, the boat drifts downstream 2/10*4 = 4/5 km.

    Now, if you want to find the heading needed to get straight across the river, then you need some vectors.

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