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PhysicsQ&A LibraryTwo canoeists in identical canoes exert the same effortpaddling and hence maintain the same speed relative to thewater. One paddles directly upstream (and moves upstream),whereas the other paddles directly downstream. With downstreamas the positive direction, an observer on shore determinesthe velocities of the two canoes to be -1.2 m/s and+2.9 m/s, respectively. (a) What is the speed of the water relativeto the shore? (b) What is the speed of each canoe relativeto the water?Question

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Two canoeists in identical canoes exert the same effort

paddling and hence maintain the same speed relative to the

water. One paddles directly upstream (and moves upstream),

whereas the other paddles directly downstream. With downstream

as the positive direction, an observer on shore determines

the velocities of the two canoes to be -1.2 m/s and

+2.9 m/s, respectively. (a) What is the speed of the water relative

to the shore? (b) What is the speed of each canoe relative

to the water?

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