Physics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Kinematics in Two Dimensions - Check Your Understanding: 8

Answer

Yes

Work Step by Step

Since the initial velocity of the boat and the wrench are equal, the relative velocity of the wrench with respect to the boat is zero whether the sailboat has a constant velocity or is at rest. Since the relative velocity between them is zero, the wrench hits the boat always at the same position.
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