Problem: A swimmer is capable of swimming 0.75 m/s in still water.If she aims her body directly across a 60 m -wide river whose current is 0.55 m/s , how far downstream (from a point opposite her starting point) will she land?How long will it take her to reach the other side?

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A swimmer is capable of swimming 0.75 m/s in still water.

If she aims her body directly across a 60 m -wide river whose current is 0.55 m/s , how far downstream (from a point opposite her starting point) will she land?

How long will it take her to reach the other side?

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