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A person swims with a speed v realative to water What dose this mean?

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  1. it means to find true speed over ground, you have to add water velocity.
    Example, a river is going 10m/s North.
    You jump in the water, with zero relative speed...you will go with the current, speed over ground 10 N

    you swim upstream at 2m/s back to the dock, but the stream is going 10 m/s North. Your speed over ground is 8 m/s North.

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