# SOLUTION: don williams uses his small boat to go 3 miles up stream. against the current, the trip takes 3/5 hoours. with the current the trip takes 1/5 hours how fast is the boat on still wa

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 384363: don williams uses his small boat to go 3 miles up stream. against the current, the trip takes 3/5 hoours. with the current the trip takes 1/5 hours how fast is the boat on still water? what is the speed of the current?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!boat speed x mph current speed = y ... upstream speed = x-y downstream speed x+y .. distance = 3 miles .. t=d/r .. 3/(x-y)=3/5 cross multiply 3(x-y)15 /3 x-y =5.........................1 .. 3/(x+y)=1/5 x+y =15.........................2 .. add 1 & 2 2x=20 /2 x= 10. speed of boat in still water = 10 mph. speed of current = 5 mph m.ananth@hotmail.ca