# SOLUTION: Sailing with the current, a boat takes 3 hours to travel 60 miles. The return trip, against the current, takes 5 hours. Find the average speed of the boat and of the current.

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 Question 542489: Sailing with the current, a boat takes 3 hours to travel 60 miles. The return trip, against the current, takes 5 hours. Find the average speed of the boat and of the current.Answer by friesr(113)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!down stream = 60/3 or 20mph up stream = 60/5 or 12mph --- 20 - current = 12 + current -- Current would be 4mph --- Boat would be 16mph