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# A man rows at the rate of 5 mph in still water. If the river runs at

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A man rows at the rate of 5 mph in still water. If the river runs at the rate of 1 mph, it takes him 1 hour to row to a place and come back. What is the total distance covered by him in miles?

A) 2
B) 2.4
C) 2.8
D) 4
E) 4.8

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17 Oct 2017, 19:03
Let total distance traveled by him is 2x
Speed of man in downstream = (5+1)= 6 mph
Speed of man in upstream= (5-1)= 4mph

$$\frac{x}{6}$$+$$\frac{x}{4}$$= 1

$$\frac{2x+3x}{12}$$= 1

5x= 12; x=$$\frac{12}{5}$$= 2.4

So, total distance traveled by him is 2x= 2*2.4= 4.8

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