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# The steamer going upstream would cover the distance between

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The steamer going upstream would cover the distance between town A and town B in 4 hours and 30 minutes. The same steamer going downstream would cover the distance between the towns in 3 hours. How long would it take a raft moving at the speed of the current to float from town B to town A?

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30 Oct 2008, 03:55
18.

If d is the distance between A and B, x speed of steamer and y speed of current, then
x - y = d/4.5
x + y = d/3

Solving for y, d/y = 18.
Re: PS : Steamer   [#permalink] 30 Oct 2008, 03:55
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