# 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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 Question 250598: A cruise boat travels 48 miles downstream in 3 hours and returns upstream in 6 hours. Find the rate of the stream.Answer by richwmiller(9144)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!rate*time=distance x*3=48 x=16 with current y*6=48 y=6 against current 16-6=10 difference in speeds 10/2=5 mph stream current 5+11=16 with current 11-5=6 against current 11 mph with no current