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    A ship has a top speed of 3.0 m/s in calm water. The current of the ocean tends to push the boat at 2.0 m/s on a bearing of due south. What will be the net velocity of the ship if the captain points his ship on a bearing of 55° North of West and applies full power?

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    Note: -j means south direction, j: north, i: east, -i: west

    velocity vector due to current, vc = 2.0 (-j) = -2.0 j

    velocity vector due to ...

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    A problem discussing about net velocity of a ship in water due to combination of ship power and water current.