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A row boat can travel 18 miles upstream in three hours. The same people in the same boat can travel 44 Miles down stream in four hours. Find the speed of the boat in the speed of the current period

answers: boat = 8.5 mph; Stream = 2.5 mph SHOW WORK

 May 19, 2021
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18 miles in 3 hours means 6 miles per hour upstream, 44 miles in 4 hours means 11 miles per hour downstream. So, let x and y be the speed of the boat and the current respectively, then x+y=11, x-y=6 so x=8.5, y=2.5

 May 19, 2021

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