# Solution: How fast are the man and the boat separating 1 second later?

A man walks across a bridge at the rate of 5 fps as a boat directly beneath him at 10 fps. If the bridge is 10 feet above the boat, how fast are the man and the boat separating 1 second later?

#### Problem Statement:

A man walks across a bridge at the rate of 5 fps as a boat directly beneath him at 10 fps. If the bridge is 10 feet above the boat, how fast are the man and the boat separating 1 second later?
• A. 8 fps
• B. 8.25 fps
• C. 8.33 fps
• D. 8.67 fps

The man and the boat separating 1 second later at a rate of 8.33 fps

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