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    problem... I am stuck in a rowboat 1 mile out in the water from the closest point on a straight shoreline of a large lake. I need to reach the town that is located 2 miles further down the shoreline. I plan on rowing to some point along the shoreline and walking the remaining distance to the town. To what point along the shoreline should I row in order to reach the destination in the least time if I can row 3 min/hr and walk 5 mi/hr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebyte22 View Post
    problem... I am stuck in a rowboat 1 mile out in the water from the closest point on a straight shoreline of a large lake. I need to reach the town that is located 2 miles further down the shoreline. I plan on rowing to some point along the shoreline and walking the remaining distance to the town. To what point along the shoreline should I row in order to reach the destination in the least time if I can row 3 min/hr and walk 5 mi/hr?

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    solution to similar problem

    If you want check out the notes and animation on a similar problem--a bird flies home- on the optimization and related rates page on my website http://Calculus7.com/
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