# SOLUTION: In a white water relay race, one kayak team averaged 26 km/h downstream but only 6 km/h upstream in the white water course. What was the rate of the kayak in still water? What was

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 578251: In a white water relay race, one kayak team averaged 26 km/h downstream but only 6 km/h upstream in the white water course. What was the rate of the kayak in still water? What was the rate of the current?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!n a white water relay race, one kayak team averaged 26 km/h downstream but only 6 km/h upstream in the white water course. What was the rate of the kayak in still water? : Let s = kayak speed in still water Let c = rate of the current : From the information given, we know: downstream: s + c = 26 and upstream: s - c = 6 : We can use elimination here: s + c = 26 s - c = 6 -----------adding eliminates c, find s 2s = 32 s = 16 km/hr in still water : "What was the rate of the current?" 16 + c = 26 c = 26 - 16 c = 10 km/hr is the rate of the current.