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A man is in a boat 2 miles from the nearest point on the coast. He is to go to point Q, located 3 miles down the coast and 1 mile inland (see figure). He can row at a rate of 1 mile per hour and walk at 1 miles per hour. Toward what point on the coast should he row in order to reach point Q in the least time? (Round your answer to two decimal places.)

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A man is in a boat 2 miles from the nearest point on the coast. He is to go to point Q, located 3 miles down the coast
and 1 mile inland (see figure). He can row at a rate of 1 mile per hour and walk at 1 miles per hour. Toward what point on
the coast should he row in order to reach point Q in the least time? (Round your answer to two decimal places.)
mile(s) down the coast

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A man is in a boat 2 miles from the nearest point on the coast. He is to go to point Q, located 3 miles down the coast and 1 mile inland (see figure). He can row at a rate of 1 mile per hour and walk at 1 miles per hour. Toward what point on the coast should he row in order to reach point Q in the least time? (Round your answer to two decimal places.) mile(s) down the coast

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