# SOLUTION: A boat's crew rowed 12 miles downstream, with the current, in 2 hours. The return trip upstream, against the current, covered the same distance, but took 3 hours. Find the crew's r

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 Question 370479: A boat's crew rowed 12 miles downstream, with the current, in 2 hours. The return trip upstream, against the current, covered the same distance, but took 3 hours. Find the crew's rowing rate in still water and the rate of current. I know that the boat crew rowed 6 miles per hour during current,but I don't know the rate in still water. ThanksAnswer by Alan3354(34677)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A boat's crew rowed 12 miles downstream, with the current, in 2 hours. The return trip upstream, against the current, covered the same distance, but took 3 hours. Find the crew's rowing rate in still water and the rate of current. I know that the boat crew rowed 6 miles per hour during current,but I don't know the rate in still water. ------------------ 12/2 = 6 mph 12/3 = 4 mph ----------- The rowing speed is the average, = 5 mph The current is the difference, = 1 mph