﻿ A swimmer can swim in still water with a speed of 5 ms–1. While crossing a river his average speed is 3 ms–1. If he crosses the river in the shortest possible time, what is the speed of flow of water? : Kaysons Education

# A Swimmer Can Swim In Still Water With A Speed Of 5 Ms–1. While Crossing A River His Average Speed Is 3 Ms–1. If He Crosses The River In The Shortest Possible Time, What Is The Speed Of Flow Of Water?

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Correct option is

4 ms–1

In order to cross the river in the shortest time, the resultant velocity v of the swimmer must be perpendicular to the velocity vw of water. It follows from the figure that

= 25 – 9

= 16

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