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please explain the step for this I have no idea.
the speed of the current in a river is 6 mph a ferry operator who works that part of the river is looking to buy a new boat for his business everyday his route takes him 22.5 miles against the current and back to his deck and he needs this trip in a total of 9 hours he has a boat in mind but he can only test it on a lake where there in no current how fast must the boat go on the lake in order for it to serve the ferry operators needs.

This is what I got;
22.5/(x+6)+22.5/(x-6)=9
x=9mph

  • algebra - ,

    Looks good to me.

    You could have checked your answer:

    22.5mi at 3mph = 7.5 hrs
    22.5mi @ 15mph = 1.5 hrs
    total: 9 hrs

  • algebra - ,

    Thanks for checking my work

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