﻿ A river d km wide is flowing at rate  A swimmer who can swim with velocity  relative to water wants to cross the river straight across. How long will he take to cross the river? from Physics Motion in A Plane Class 11 Manipur Board

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A river d km wide is flowing at rate  A swimmer who can swim with velocity  relative to water wants to cross the river straight across. How long will he take to cross the river?

Width of the river = d km

Rate of flow of river = v1 m/s

Rate at which the swimmer is swimming = v2 m/s

So, time taken by the man to cross the river is,

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