Question

Rain is falling vertically with a speed of 4 ms–1. After some time, wind starts blowing with a speed of 3 ms–1 in the north to south direction. In order to protect himself from rain, a man standing on the ground should hold his umbrella at an angle  given by

Solution

Correct option is

 with the vertical towards north

 

Velocity of rain (vr) = 4 ms–1 vertically downwards. Velocity of wind  from north to south direction. A rain drop is acted upon by two velocities vr and vw. From the triangle law, the resultant velocity of the rain drop is v = OW. In order to protect himself from rain, he must hold his umbrella at an angle  with the vertical (towards north) given by 

                   

                     

                     

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