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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 86772This question is from textbook algebra structure and method : I'm not really could at solving word problems. A sail boat travels 20miles downstream in 3 hours. It returns in 4 hours. Find the speed of the sailboat in still water and the rate of the current. Could you help!!This question is from textbook algebra structure and method Answer by checkley75(3666)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!20/3=6.667 MPH DOWN STREAM. 20/4=5 MILES PER HOUR UP STREAM. (6.667-5)/2=1.667/2=.8333 IS THE CURRENT.