# SOLUTION: A fishing boat traveled 3 hours against a 6 km/hr current. The return trip took only 2 hours. Find the speed of the boat in still water.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 147375: A fishing boat traveled 3 hours against a 6 km/hr current. The return trip took only 2 hours. Find the speed of the boat in still water.Answer by stanbon(57962)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A fishing boat traveled 3 hours against a 6 km/hr current. The return trip took only 2 hours. Find the speed of the boat in still water. ------------ Against current DATA: Time = 3 hrs ; rate = b-6 : distance = tr = 3(b-6) = 3b-18 km ----------- With current DATA: Time = 2 hrs ; rate = b+6 ; distance = tr = 2(b+6) = 2b+12 km ----------- EQUATION: distance with = distance against 2b+12 = 3b-18 b = 30 kph (speed of the boat in quiet water) ============== Cheers, Stan H.