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A boatman rows to a place 48 km distant and back in 14 hours. He finds

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Suppose he move 4 km downstream in x hours
Then,
Speed downstream = 4x
km/hr
Speed upstream = 3x
km/hr
∴48(4/x)+48(3/x)=14 or x=12

So, Speed downstream = 8 km/hr
Speed upstream = 6 km/hr
∴ Rate of the stream
= 12
(8 - 6) km/hr
= 1 km/hr
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