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## #1 2014-07-02 22:46:35

burgess
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### problem on streams

Help required to solve algebra 1 homework

A boat covers a certain distance downstream in one hour, while it comes back in one and half hours. If speed of the stream be 3 kmph , what is the speed of the boat in still water?

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## #2 2014-07-03 00:10:25

David
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### Re: problem on streams

15km/h

Meaningless, meaningless, Everything is meaningless! - Ecclesiastes 1:2

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## #3 2014-07-03 00:19:39

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### Re: problem on streams

Hi;

Let s = the speed of the boat in still water.

s = 15 km/hr

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