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mystique2626
 3 years ago
A tugboat goes 100 miles upstream in 10 hours. the return trip downstream takes 5 hours. find the speed of the tugboat without a current and the speed of the current
mystique2626
 3 years ago
A tugboat goes 100 miles upstream in 10 hours. the return trip downstream takes 5 hours. find the speed of the tugboat without a current and the speed of the current

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jeremyb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0distance = speed x time, so all you need to do is plug in the numbers for the distance and time of the first trip and solve for speed (by dividing distance by time). The same for the second trip.

mystique2626
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the equation looks like 100=x(10)?

jeremyb
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes: 100 miles = speed * 10 hours \[\frac{ 100 miles }{ 10 hours } = speed\] 100/10 = 10, so 10 miles per hour.

mystique2626
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay and then i got 20 for the second equation, did i do that correctly
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