# SOLUTION: A boat travels 60 km upstream, (against the current) in 5 hours. The boat travels the same distance downstream in 3 hours. What is the rate of the boat in still water?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 218388: A boat travels 60 km upstream, (against the current) in 5 hours. The boat travels the same distance downstream in 3 hours. What is the rate of the boat in still water? Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!60/5=12 kph. 60/3=20 kph. (20-12)/2=8/2=4 kph is the speed of the current. 12+4=16 kph is the speed of the boat in still water. 20-4=16 kph. ditto.