# SOLUTION: K&B River Tours offers a river trip that takes passengers from the K&B dock to a small island that is 24 mi away. The passengers spend 1 hr at the island and then return to the K&B

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 Question 159112This question is from textbook Beginning Algebra : K&B River Tours offers a river trip that takes passengers from the K&B dock to a small island that is 24 mi away. The passengers spend 1 hr at the island and then return to the K&B dock. If the speed of the boat is 10 mph in calm water and the rate of the current is 2 mph, how long does the trip last?This question is from textbook Beginning Algebra Answer by stanbon(57323)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!K&B River Tours offers a river trip that takes passengers from the K&B dock to a small island that is 24 mi away. --------------- Dock to Island DATA: distance = 24 mi ; rate = 10+2 ; time = 24/12 = 2 hrs ----------- The passengers spend 1 hr at the island and then return to the K&B dock. ------------------- If the speed of the boat is 10 mph in calm water and the rate of the current is 2 mph, how long does the trip last? Island to dock DATA: distance = 24 mi ; rate = 10-2 ; time = 24/8 = 3 hrs --------------- Total time including the 1 hour on the island is 2 + 1 + 3 = 6 hrs. ------------------- Cheers, Stan H.