Question

In an attempt to escape his island, Gilligan builds a raft and sets to sea. The wind shifts a great deal during the day, and he is blown along the following straight lines: 2.50 km $45.0^\circ$ north of west; then 4.70 km $60.0^\circ$ south of east; then 1.30 km $25.0^\circ$ south of west; then 5.10 km straight east; then 1.70 km $5.00^\circ$ east of north; then 7.20 km $55.0^\circ$ south of west; and finally 2.80 km $10.0^\circ$ north of east. What is his final position relative to the island?

$7.34 \textrm{ km, } 63.5^\circ \textrm{ S of E}$

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# OpenStax College Physics Solution, Chapter 3, Problem 23 (Problems & Exercises) (8:56)

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