Physics Q: Two people tug at ropes tied to a boat..?

Please help me understand how this problem is solved. Question: There are two people, X and Y, standing at opposite sides of a canal. Each holds a rope tied to a differenr part of the same boat (see picture). If they pull their ropes at the same time with equal force, which way will the boat point: A, B, C, or... show more Please help me understand how this problem is solved.

Question: There are two people, X and Y, standing at opposite sides of a canal. Each holds a rope tied to a differenr part of the same boat (see picture). If they pull their ropes at the same time with equal force, which way will the boat point: A, B, C, or D?

NOTE: No numbers/measurements are given. X and Y are standing directly across from each other on opposite sides of the canal.

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