# SOLUTION: A cruise boat travels 48 miles downstream in 3 hours and returns upstream in 6 hours. Find the rate of the stream.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 112779: A cruise boat travels 48 miles downstream in 3 hours and returns upstream in 6 hours. Find the rate of the stream. Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!48/3=16 mph going down stream. 48/6=8 mph going up stream. 16-8=8 mph difference 8/2=4 mph for the current.