# Solution: How to find the rate of the stream?

A boat man rows to a place 4.8 miles with the stream and back in 14 hours, but finds that he can row 14 miles with the stream in the same time as 3 miles against the stream. Find the rate of the stream.

#### Problem Statement: EE Board April 1997

A boat man rows to a place 4.8 miles with the stream and back in 14 hours, but finds that he can row 14 miles with the stream in the same time as 3 miles against the stream. Find the rate of the stream.

The rate of the stream is 0.76 mph.

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