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Weight of Boat

A man weighs 150lb and jumps onto a boat which is originally at rest. If he has a horizontal component of velocity of 3 ft/s just before he enters the boat, determine the weight of the boat if it has a velocity of 2 ft/s once the man enters it.

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Let us assume wt. of boat = wb lb
weight of man wm = 150 lb
velocity of man ...

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