# SOLUTION: WITH THE CURRENT, A SAILBOAT TRAVELS 9 KM IN 3 HRS. HOWEVER IF IT TRAVELS AGAINST THE CURRENT, IT TAKES 3 TIMES TO SAIL THE SAME DISTANCE, HOW FAST IS THE BOAT SAILING ON STILL WAT

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 Question 162661: WITH THE CURRENT, A SAILBOAT TRAVELS 9 KM IN 3 HRS. HOWEVER IF IT TRAVELS AGAINST THE CURRENT, IT TAKES 3 TIMES TO SAIL THE SAME DISTANCE, HOW FAST IS THE BOAT SAILING ON STILL WATER? HOW FAST DOES THE RIVER FLOW?Answer by josmiceli(9669)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!= speed in still water = speed of current ------------------- (1) (2) Divide both sides of (2) by and add it to (1) (1) (2) km/hr (1) km/hr The speed of the boat in still water is 2 km/hr The speed of the current is 1 km/hr