# An island is 2 miles due south of its closest point along a straight shoreline. A visitor is staying in a cabin that is 7 miles west of that point. The visitor is planning to go from the cabin to the island. Suppose the visitor runs at a rate of 5 mph and swims at a rate of 3 mph. How far should the visitor run to minimize the time it takes to reach the island?

Question
738 views

An island is 2 miles due south of its closest point along a straight shoreline. A visitor is staying in a cabin that is 7 miles west of that point. The visitor is planning to go from the cabin to the island. Suppose the visitor runs at a rate of 5 mph and swims at a rate of 3 mph. How far should the visitor run to minimize the time it takes to reach the island?

check_circle

star
star
star
star
star
1 Rating
Step 1

Model the given problem as below.

Step 2

Find BC with respect to x.

Step 3

Find the time taken for running and swimming...

### Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

#### Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.
Tagged in