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anonymous
 one year ago
Two towns sealand and beachland are on the banks of a river . Amit takes 13 hours to row and back . Sachin , who rows at twice Amit's speed, covers same distance in 6 hours. Find the ratio of Amit's speed to that of flow of river.
anonymous
 one year ago
Two towns sealand and beachland are on the banks of a river . Amit takes 13 hours to row and back . Sachin , who rows at twice Amit's speed, covers same distance in 6 hours. Find the ratio of Amit's speed to that of flow of river.

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IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1443009359676:dw

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1443009923304:dw

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't exactly understand Irish's hint. But I would his basic idea, but with distances. Let's say Amit rows at speed v for 13 hours. using rate * time = distance he rowed a distance of 13v (I guess we don't care about the units) I assume he is trying to go straight across to the other side, but the current would carry him downstream, so he rows at an angle, as shown in the picture.

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0in 13 hours, the current moves him a distance of 13u (u is how fast the current goes) and we will call the distance straight across the river "w" now we can use pythagoras dw:1443011236342:dw

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Sachin, rows for 6 hours, but at a rate of 2v, using rate*time = distance 2v * 6 = 12 v he rows a distance of 12 v the current carries him a distance of 6u (6 hours at a speed of u) dw:1443011437401:dw

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0we have two equations \[169 v^2 = 169u^2 + w^2\\ 144 v^2 = 36u^2 + w^2 \] we can subtract the two equations (this will get rid of the w^2) we get \[ 25v^2 = 133 u^2 \]

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Amit's speed is v and the river's speed is u we have \[ \frac{v^2}{u^2}= \frac{133}{25} \] take the square root of both sides \[ \frac{v}{u}= \frac{\sqrt{133}}{5} \] is the ratio we want

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0straight from the drawing \[(2w)^2 = (13v)^2  (13u)^2 = (6\times 2v)^2  6u^2\] \[25v^2 = 133u^2\] one more line and you're sone
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