# physics

A boat sails 251 km to the East and then 534 km to the North. What is the distance of the boat from its starting point?

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 130
1. Draw the two displacement vectors end to end. That will be like drawing the path on a map. Then draw the hypotenuse that connects the starting point of one with the end point of the other (the destination)

The distance from the starting point is the hypotenuse of that right triangle.

Remember Pythagoras?

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
posted by drwls

## Similar Questions

1. ### math

a boat sails north for 3km, then sails 1,5km west. how far is the boat from its starting position? correct to two decimal

asked by Hope on June 11, 2016
2. ### Trigonometry

A boat sails due north from the port 70 km, then 30 km east and then 60 km north. How far is the boat from port?

asked by Hannah on July 27, 2019
3. ### Trigonometry

A boat sails due north from the port 70 km, then 30 km east and then 60 km north. How far is the boat from the port?

asked by Hannah on July 26, 2019
4. ### Geometry

A boat left dock A, traveled north for 10 miles, then 45 East of north for 20 miles and docked at B. A.How far north did the boat travel? How far east did it travel? B. Find the magnitude and direction of the direct-path vector

asked by Shannon on December 1, 2015
5. ### Physics

The force exerted by the wind on the sails of a sailboat is 310 N north. The water exerts a force of 240 N east. If the boat (including its crew) has a mass of 330 kg, what are the magnitude and direction of its acceleration?

asked by Elisa on June 9, 2008
6. ### Physics

A boat is at a point 120km West and 60km South of its destination. It sails in water which has a current of 20km/h North. In order to arrive at the destination, the captain decides to head the boat due East at 50km/h until he

asked by Anonymous on March 3, 2008
7. ### Math

A boat travels 74 miles on a course with direction 34 degrees and then changes its course to travel 58 miles at 53 degrees. How far north and how far east has the boat traveled on its 132-mile trip? A 87.7 miles east and 44.3

asked by Ana on May 5, 2014
8. ### Physics

A boat sails in a direction 60 degrees north of east with a constant acceleration of 1.5 m/s^2, starting from rest. What are its northerly and easterly components of the velocity after 15 seconds?

asked by Tsunayoshi on November 2, 2013
9. ### Calculus

At noon of a certain day,ship A is 60 km due north of ship B. If A sails east at 12 km/hr and B sails north 9 km/hr,determine how rapidly the distance between them is changing 2 hrs later. Is it increasing or decreasing?

asked by 123 on September 2, 2014
10. ### Physics

A boat is at a point 120km West and 60km South of its destination. It sails in water which has a current of 20km/h North. In order to arrive at the destination, the captain decides to head the boat due east at 50km/h until he

asked by Anonymous on March 1, 2008

More Similar Questions