College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 3 - Motion in Two Dimensions - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 96: 16

Answer

The umbrella is to be held forward at an angle.

Work Step by Step

If the umbrella is held exactly on top, rain from below the level of the umbrella shall land on our feet following the path of the rain's relative velocity to us. Thus, it is to be held at an angle forward. From the figure, an exact angle can be determined given the speed of the body and rain.
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