# Algebra

A boat can travel 48 miles downstream in 4 hours and can make the return trip in 6 hours. Find the speed of the boat in still water.

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2. since distance = speed * time
if x is the boat's speed and y is the water's speed, we have

4(x+y) = 48
6(x-y) = 48

Hint: 48 = 4*12 = 6*8

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