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A boat's crew rowed 16 miles downstream with current in 2 hours. The return trip upstream, against current covered the same distance, but took 4 hours. Find the crew's rowing rate in in still water & rate of the current. Crews rowing in still water? The rate of the current?

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  1. anonymous
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    LOL, no. college algebra

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    Let speed in still water be x. Let current speed be y. Speed upstream is x-y, speed downstream is x+y. Now upstream , x-y=16/4=4. Now downstream x+y=16/2=8. Solve the equations for x and y.

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    The crew would be 6?

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