# SOLUTION: We're doing review now and i do not remember how to do words problems like this. Here is the problem: Two boats traveled in opposite directions from the same starting point. The ra

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 286926: We're doing review now and i do not remember how to do words problems like this. Here is the problem: Two boats traveled in opposite directions from the same starting point. The rate of one boat was 10km per hour faster than the rate of the other. After 3 hours they were 270km apart. Find the rate of the slower boat.Found 2 solutions by richwmiller, josmiceli:Answer by richwmiller(9135)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You say this is word problem but you didn't list it as one. 3x+3(x+10)=270 3(2x+10)=270 2x+10=90 2*(x+5)=90 x+5=45 x=40 kph check 3*40+3*50=270 120+150=270 ok Answer by josmiceli(9671)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!I they are traveling in opposite directions you can add their speeds and consider one to be stationary and the other moving Let = speed of the slower one km The slower boat's speed is 40 km/hr check: slower boat: km faster boat: OK