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anonymous
 4 years ago
okay, so the current in a river is 2 miles per hour. A small boat can travel 32 miles upstream and then 24 miles downstream in a total time of 6 hours. find the speed of the boat in still water.
anonymous
 4 years ago
okay, so the current in a river is 2 miles per hour. A small boat can travel 32 miles upstream and then 24 miles downstream in a total time of 6 hours. find the speed of the boat in still water.

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0upstream velocity = velocity of boat(unknown)velocity of stream down stream = velocity of boat + velocity of stream time = distance/ speed form quadratic eqn and solve

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0time = distance/rate Solve the following for r, the rate (speed in still water)\[\frac{32}{r2}+\frac{32}{r+2}= 6\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[r = \frac{2}{3} \left(8+\sqrt{73}\right) =11.03 \text { mph} \]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you for the medal. By the way, it was a surprise that, if this was a school problem, x had a radical in it's expression.
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