A boat covers a certain distance downstream in 1 hour. It takes 1.5 hours to come back to the origin. If the speed of the stream be 3 kmph then find the speed of the boat in still water?
Let the speed of the boat in still water be x kmph. Then
Speed downstream = (x + 3) kmph, Speed upstream = (x – 3) kmph.
=> (x + 3) x 1 = (x - 3) x 3/2
=> 2x + 6 = 3x - 9
=> x = 15 kmph.
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