A small motor on a fishing boat can move the boat at a rate of 12 mph in calm water. Traveling with the current, the boat can travel 28 mi in the same amount of time it takes to travel 20 mi against the current. Find the rate of the current.

jatericrimson8b 2022-09-11 Answered
A small motor on a fishing boat can move the boat at a rate of 12 mph in calm water. Traveling with the current, the boat can travel 28 mi in the same amount of time it takes to travel 20 mi against the current. Find the rate of the current.
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Ashlee Ramos
Answered 2022-09-12 Author has 20 answers
Let rate of current = x
t = d r So,  28 12 + x = 20 12 x 7 ( 12 x ) = 5 ( 12 + x ) 84 7 x 60 5 x = 0 12 x = 24 x = 2
Rate of current 2 mph

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