Problem: A passenger on a boat moving at 1.70 m/s on a still lake walks up a flight of stairs at a speed of 0.60 m/s,as shown in the figure . The stairs are angled at 45 pointing in the direction of motion as shown.Write the vector velocity of the passenger relative to the water.

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A passenger on a boat moving at 1.70 m/s on a still lake walks up a flight of stairs at a speed of 0.60 m/s,as shown in the figure . The stairs are angled at 45 pointing in the direction of motion as shown.

Write the vector velocity of the passenger relative to the water.

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