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Question

A boat has a downstream speed of 8 km/h and an upstream speed of 6 km/h. What is the speed of the boat in still water?

A

7 kmph.

B

8 kmph.

C

6 kmph.

D

10 kmph.

Soln.
Ans: a

By the shortcut method, the speed of the boat in still water is average of downstream and upstream speeds. So the required speed = ${8 + 6}/2$ = 7 km/h.


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