Problem: Huck Finn walks at a speed of 0.70 m/s across his raft (that is, he walks perpendicular to the rafts motion relative to the shore). The raft is traveling down the Mississippi River at a speed of 1.60 m/s relative to the river bank.What is Hucks speed relative to the river bank?What is the direction of Hucks velocity relative to the river bank?

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Huck Finn walks at a speed of 0.70 m/s across his raft (that is, he walks perpendicular to the rafts motion relative to the shore). The raft is traveling down the Mississippi River at a speed of 1.60 m/s relative to the river bank.

What is Hucks speed relative to the river bank?

What is the direction of Hucks velocity relative to the river bank?

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