Answer to Question #22830 in Mechanics | Relativity for matt
itive, and the fisherman is moving west, then
when the fisherman jumps into the rowboat,
they will both be moving west. Therefore the
velocity should be NEGATIVE.——
Note: Take East as the positive direction.
A(n) 80 kg fisherman jumps from a dock into a 129 kg rowboat at rest on theWest side
of the dock.
If the velocity of the fisherman is 4.7 m/s
to the West as he leaves the dock, what is the
final velocity of the fisherman and the boat?
Answer in units of m/s
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