# SOLUTION: Traveling downstream, a boat can go 12 miles in 2 hours. Going upstream it takes only 2/3 the distance in twice the time. What is the rate of the boat in still water, and what is t

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 Question 383218: Traveling downstream, a boat can go 12 miles in 2 hours. Going upstream it takes only 2/3 the distance in twice the time. What is the rate of the boat in still water, and what is the rate of the current?Answer by josmiceli(9697)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let = rate of current in mi/hr Let = rate of boat in still water = rate going downstream = rate going upstream given: (1) mi/hr (2) mi/hr add (1) and (2) and since The rate of the boat in still water is 4 mi/hr The rate of the current is 2 mi/hr