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Caitlin R.

asked • 01/18/17

2 Word Problems

1. The area of a square is 3 square inches bigger than the area of a rectangle. The width of the rectangle is 3 inches shorter than one side of the square, and the length of the rectangle is 4 inches longer than one side of the square. Find the length of the side of the square.
2. A boat can travel 8mph in still water. If it can travel 20 miles downstream (in the same direction as the current) in the same time that it can travel 12 miles upstream (in the opposite direction of the current) how fast is the current? (Hint: distance = rate*time)
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Dalia C. answered • 01/18/17

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