# Answer to Question #11727 in Mechanics | Relativity for Anton Laygo

Question #11727

a motorboat heads due west at 16m/s across a river that flows due south at 9.0 m/s. What is the resultant velocity?

Expert's answer

According to the Pythagorean theorem:

V = √(16² + 9²) = √337 ≈ 18.3576 m/s².

V = √(16² + 9²) = √337 ≈ 18.3576 m/s².

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