# SOLUTION: A man can row 20km downstream in the time he takes to row 8km upstream. He rows downstream for 1 hr. and 30 min.,then turns and row back for 3 hrs, but he find that he still 3 km f

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 21778: A man can row 20km downstream in the time he takes to row 8km upstream. He rows downstream for 1 hr. and 30 min.,then turns and row back for 3 hrs, but he find that he still 3 km from his starting place. Find the rate of the manin still water?Answer by Paul(988)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!20(t-1.50)=8(t+3) 20t-30=8t+24 12t=54 t=4.5 Hence the rate of the man in still water is 4.5km/h