# Solution: What direction should the boat head?

A boat moving at 12 kph is crossing a river 500 m wide in which a current is flowing at 4 kph. In what direction should the boat head if it is to reach a point on the other of the river directly opposite its starting point?

#### Problem Statement:

A boat moving at 12 kph is crossing a river 500 m wide in which a current is flowing at 4 kph. In what direction should the boat head if it is to reach a point on the other side of the river directly opposite its starting point?

• A. 19.47° downstream
• B. 19.47° upstream
• C. 18.43° downstream
• D. 18.43° upstream

The direction of the boat is 19.47° upstream.

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