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# I have the math problem answers- I need to show how to get them?

With the current, a boat can travel 48 m.p.h. in 3 hours.

Against the current, the boat requires 4 hours to travel the same distance

1.) Find the rate of the boat in calm water

2.) Find the rate of the current

Do I solve through substitution or elimination ?

Well, I have the answers; but I have to show how to get them. The boat speed in calm water is 14 m.p.h., and the current speed is 2 m.p.h. I have come up with 3 or 4 different answers

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- gooberLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
b = the rate of the boat in calm water

c = the rate of the current

(b+c) * 3 = 48

(b-c) * 4 = 48

b+c = 16

b-c = 12

add

2b = 28

b = 14

subtract

2c = 4

c = 2

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