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A motorboat can maintain a constant speed of 41miles per hour relative to the water. The boat makes a trip upstream to a certain point in 49 minutes; the return trip takes 33 minutes. What is the speed of the​ current? The speed of the current is______ ​mile(s) per hour.

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A motorboat can maintain a constant speed of 41miles per hour relative to the water. The boat makes a trip upstream to a certain point in 49 minutes; the return trip takes 33 minutes. 

What is the speed of the​ current?

 
The speed of the current is______ ​mile(s) per hour.
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Let s be the speed of t...

Then (41s) represents upstream speed and (41+s) down stream speed
Convert 49 minutes into hours.
49
40minutes hours
60
Convert 33 minutes into hours.
33 minutes
hours
60
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Then (41s) represents upstream speed and (41+s) down stream speed Convert 49 minutes into hours. 49 40minutes hours 60 Convert 33 minutes into hours. 33 minutes hours 60

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