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Old Sep 11th 2008, 05:50 AM   #1
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I need some help setting up the problem.

A passenger walks from one side of a ferry to the other as it approaches a dock. If the passenger's velocity is 1.50m/s due north relative to the ferry, and 4.50m/s at an angle of 30.0 west of north relative to the water, what are the direction and magnitude of the ferry's velocity relative to the water?

I just need a little help with drawing out the picture...
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Old Sep 12th 2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by hrobinson31 View Post
I need some help setting up the problem.

A passenger walks from one side of a ferry to the other as it approaches a dock. If the passenger's velocity is 1.50m/s due north relative to the ferry, and 4.50m/s at an angle of 30.0 west of north relative to the water, what are the direction and magnitude of the ferry's velocity relative to the water?

I just need a little help with drawing out the picture...
Is the answer 3m/s at angle of 30.0 west of north? Please verify my answer
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