Problem: A canoe has a velocity of 0.43 m/s southeast relative to the earth. The canoe is on a river that is flowing 0.53 m/s east relative to the earth.You may want to review (Pages 86 - 90). For related problem-solving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of Flying in a crosswind.Find the magnitude of the velocity of the canoe relative to the river.Find the direction of the velocity of the canoe relative to the river.

FREE Expert Solution
Problem Details
A canoe has a velocity of 0.43 m/s southeast relative to the earth. The canoe is on a river that is flowing 0.53 m/s east relative to the earth.

You may want to review (Pages 86 - 90).

For related problem-solving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of Flying in a crosswind.

Find the magnitude of the velocity of the canoe relative to the river.

Find the direction of the velocity of the canoe relative to the river.

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Relative Velocity in 2D concept. You can view video lessons to learn Relative Velocity in 2D. Or if you need more Relative Velocity in 2D practice, you can also practice Relative Velocity in 2D practice problems.