James A.

asked • 12/08/17

Speed of a current

Suppose you paddle a row boat at a steady speed of 4 miles per hour. You go 6 miles downstream and then 6 miles upstream to get to where you started. The trip takes 4 hours. What is the speed of the current? Write an equation relating all the variables and use it to solve for the speed of the current. 

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Katharine B. answered • 12/08/17

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