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A ship sets sail from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, heading due north at 7.00 m/s relative to the water. The local ocean current is 1.50 m/s in a direction $40.0^\circ$  north of east. What is the velocity of the ship relative to the Earth?

$8.05 \textrm{ m/s, } 81.8^\circ \textrm{ N of E}$

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# OpenStax College Physics Solution, Chapter 3, Problem 57 (Problems & Exercises) (4:21)

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