Why does a boat tend to leave the shore, when passengers are alighting from it?

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Why does a boat tend to leave the shore, when passengers are alighting from it?

Answer:
When the passengers alight from the boat, they push the boat in backward direction. As a result, the boat has a tendency to slip back into water. This difficulty is usually overcome by the boatman by tying the boat to some rigid support.