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A hunter wishes to cross a river that is 2.0 km wide and that flows with a speed of 5.1 km/h. The hunter uses a small powerboat that moves at a maximum speed of 12.3 km/h with respect to the water. What is the minimum time necessary for crossing?

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    Does it matter which portion of the opposite shore he arrives at?
    It makes a difference. Aiming across the shore while drifting downstream is the quickest way to cross, and takes
    2.0/12.3 = 0.1626 h = 9.76 minutes

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