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It takes 3.5 hours for Mathew to row a distance of X km up [#permalink]
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It takes 3.5 hours for Mathew to row a distance of X km up the stream. Find his speed in still water.
(1) It takes him 2.5 hours to cover the distance of X km downstream.
(2) He can cover a distance of 84 km downstream in 6 hours.
A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
C. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient.
D. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
if he can cover X km upstream, for 3,5 hours we can find his speed upstream, if it takes him 2,5 hours to cover X km we can find his speed downstream, or if we have upstream (v-c) and dounstream (v+c) from (v+c)-(v-c)=2c or we can find the speed of the current and respectively the speed in still water so A is sufficient
From B we can find his speed 84/6=14 km/h but we do not know X so B is insufficient
Using A and the initial statement, we can conclude that: