# algebra

two kids paddled 6 miles up stream for 4 hours. the return trip took 3 hours. what is the rate they where traveling? i need help now!!!

Use the formula d=r*t the distance is 6 miles the rate is not decided and the 3hours is the time. plug those numbers in. that makes it 6=3r divide both sides by 3 to get the variable alone. did that help?

yes thanks

1. 👍
2. 👎
3. 👁

## Similar Questions

1. ### Algebra

It took 4 hours for a biker to travel from one city to another going at a certain speed. On the return trip, the biker traveled at the same speed for the first 100-km and then for the rest of the trip he traveled at a speed which

2. ### algebra

An airplane flying with the wind can cover a certain distance in a = 3 hours. The return trip against the wind takes b = 4.5 hours. How fast is the plane and what is the speed of the wind, if the one-way distance is c = 720 miles?

3. ### math

Mark averaged 60 miles per hour during the 30-mile trip to college. Because of heavy traffic he was able to average only 40 miles per hour during the return trip. What was Mark's average speed for the round trip?

4. ### Math

The marsh family took a vacation that covered a total distance of 1356 miles. The return trip was 284 miles shorter than the first part of the trip. How long was the return trip? My answer is 1356-284= 1072

1. ### math

Jessie paddled her canoe 20 miles upstream, then paddled back. If the speed of the current was 3 mph and the total trip took 7 hours, what was Jessie’s speed?

2. ### algebra

A man flies a small airplane from Fargo to Bismarck, North Dakota --- a distance of 180 miles. Because he is flying into a head wind, the trip takes him 2 hours. On the way back, the wind is still blowing at the same speed, so the

3. ### Math- Multi-step word problems

A plane traveling from Chicago to Boston with a tailwind of 10 miles per hour takes 4 hours. The return trip in the same wind, which is now a headwind, takes the same plane 4 hours and 9 minutes. According to this problem, about

4. ### MATH

1. A boat traveled 210 miles downstream and back. The trip downstream took 10 hours, the trip back took 70 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water? What is the speed of the current? 2. Flying to Kampala with a tailwind

1. ### Algebra

bicyclist rides 30 miles against a wind and returns 30 miles with the wind. his average speed for the return trip is 5mph faster. how fast did the cyclist ride against the wind if the total time of the trip was 5 hours

2. ### mathematics

Mark averaged 60 miles per hour during the 30 mile trip to college. Because of heavy traffic he as able to average only 20 miles per hour during the return trip. What was Mark's average speed for the round trip?

3. ### Math- Multi-step word problems

A plane traveling from Phoenix to Washington, D.C with a tailwind of 20 miles per hour takes 3 hours. The return trip in the same wind, which is now a headwind, takes the same plane 3 hours and 12 minutes. What is the average

4. ### Math

an airplane flying with the wind can cover 660 miles in 2 hours. The return trip against the wind takes 2 1/2 hours.