Solution: Determine the velocity of the boat in still water

A boat travels downstream in 2/3 of the time as it goes going upstream. If the velocity of the river’s current is 8 kph, determine the velocity of the boat in still water. How to solve motion problems?

Determine the velocity of the boat in still water

Problem Statement: CE Board May 1998

A boat travels downstream in 2/3 of the time as it goes going upstream. If the velocity of the river’s current is 8 kph, determine the velocity of the boat in still water.

Problem Answer:

The velocity of the boat in still water is 40 kph.

Solution:

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