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A Swimmer's Projectile Motion

A swimmer is capable of swimming 0.95 m/s in still water.

(a) If she aims her body directly across a 150 m wide river whose current is 0.55 m/s, how far downstream (from a point opposite her starting point) will she land? (m)

(b) How long will it take her to reach the other side?(s)

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The velocity of the swimmer perpendicular to the direction of the stream
vp = 0.95 m/s

width of the river
w = 150 m

velocity of the stream
vs = ...

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