Megan S.

asked • 02/07/20

How do I solve this problem?

You paddle a canoe at a steady speed on a river where the current’s speed is 1km/hr. You go 7.7km downstream and then 7.7 km upstream to get back to where you started. The trip takes 3.6 hours.

a. Write a rational equation that models the problem. State what the variable in your equation represents.

b. Solve the equation and state the solution in terms of the context of the problem.

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