A boat is pulled into a dock by means of a winch 12 feet above the deck of the boat

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A boat is pulled into a dock by means of a winch
12 feet above the deck of the boat (see figure).
(a) The winch pulls in rope at a rate of 4 feet per second.
Determine the speed of the boat when there is 13 feet of
rope out. What happens to the speed of the boat as it gets
closer to the dock?
(b) Suppose the boat is moving at a cons tant rate of 4 feet
per second. Determine the speed at which the winch pulls
in rope when the re is a tota l of 13 feet of rope out. What
happens to the speed at which the winc h pulls in rope as
the boat gets closer to the dock ?

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