posted by Wendy

Lisa rowed her boat for two miles downstream. The trip took her 20 minutes. She then turned around and rowed back
the two miles. It took her one hour to row back upstream.
a. At what rate of speed did Lisa row downstream?
b. At what rate of speed did Lisa row upstream?
c.
Suppose Lisa’s speed rowing upstream was 4 miles per hour. How long would it have
taken her to travel two miles?

1. Steve

20min = 1/3 hr, so
2mi/(1/3 hr) = 6mi/hr downstream
2mi/1hr = 2mi/hr upstream

2mi/(4mi/hr) = 1/2 hr

It's not clear whether somewhere in all that you are to find Lisa's speed in still water, and the stream's speed...

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