# SOLUTION: A motor boat travels at the rate of 50kph down the river. If the current of the river is 5kph, how far can it travel up the river in 2 hours?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Evaluation Word Problems Question 550804: A motor boat travels at the rate of 50kph down the river. If the current of the river is 5kph, how far can it travel up the river in 2 hours? Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A motor boat travels at the rate of 50kph down the river. If the current of the river is 5kph, how far can it travel up the river in 2 hours? : Find the speed of the boat in still water 50 - 5 = 45 mph : Find the distance (d) up river in two hrs d = 2(45-5) d = 80 km