Physics 163

Unit 3: Motion in Two Dimensions

Problem Set B


Problem 3:

(Referring to the previous problem.) If the river is 239 m wide and the boat heads directly across it, then how far downstream (in meters) has the boat moved by the time it reaches the North shore?






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