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During the first part of a trip, a canoeist travels 33 miles at a certain speed. The canoeist travels 2 miles on the second part of the trip at a speed 5 mph slower. The total time for the trip is 4 hours. What was the speed on each part of the trip?
The speed on the first part of the trip was _____mph

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    Let the speed on the first part of the trip be x.
    33/x+2/(x-5)=4
    Solve for x and reject any solution less than x=5 mph.

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