A boat going upstream on The River averages 5 mph. Going downstream, the boat averages 10 mph. Find the speed of the current and the speed of boat in still water.

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A boat going upstream on The River averages 5 mph. Going downstream, the boat averages 10 mph. Find the speed of the current and the speed of boat in still water.
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Abdiel Nelson
Answered 2022-09-20 Author has 6 answers
Given that the
Average speed of the boat going upstream = 5 mph
Average speed of the boat going downstream = 10 mph
Sped of boat in still water = speed of boat in stream
= 5 + 10 2 = 15 2 = 7.5
10 mph = 7.5 mph + speed of the current
speed of the current = 10-7.5
speed of current = 2.5 mph

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