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a steamboat goes 24 miles upstream, the trip takes six hours. the water flows at three miles per hour. what is the speed of the boat in still water?

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    Vb - Vw = 24/6 = 4mi/h,
    Vb - 3 = 4,
    Vb = 7mi/h. = Velocity of boat.

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