I have a word problem that i cant seem to figuered out. Can someone point me in the right direction. A boat cruises 36mi against a 3mph current and 36 mi back in the direction of the same current. The round trip takes 5 hours what is the speed of the boat in still water? I have drawns pictures look ...
fwt i have looked at these examples and i just cant see the relevance? I try setting up different ways but its just not making sense?. Thanks for the response.
Here is what i have so far I'm i on the rigth track? speed of boat against stream x-3 speed of boat with stream x+3 however i think my equation is wrong. I end up with something like this? 36/x-3 = 5 but im not sure what i should be doing about the other side of the equation