# SOLUTION: a boat travels 210 miles downstream and back. the trip downstream took 10 hours. the trip back took 70 hours. what is the speed of the boat in still water? what is the speed of the

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 250284: a boat travels 210 miles downstream and back. the trip downstream took 10 hours. the trip back took 70 hours. what is the speed of the boat in still water? what is the speed of the current? Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!D=RT LET B=THE SPEED OF THE BOAT & C=THE SPEED OF THE CURRENT. 105=(B+C)10 105=(B-C)70 10(B+C)=70(B-C) 10B+10C=70B-70C 10B-70B=-70C-10C -60B=-80C B=-80C/-60 B=1.333C 105=(1.333C+C)10 105=2.333C*10 105=23.33C C=105/23.33 C=4.5 MPH. FOR THE CURRENT. 1.333*4.5=6 MPH. FOR THE SPEED OF THE BOAT. PROOF: 105=(1.333*-4.5-4.5)70 105=(6-4.5)*70 105=1.5*70 105=105