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The speed of a boat in still water, the upstream speed of the boat and the downstream speed of the boat form an A.P.(Arithmetic Progression) whose middle term is $1{1/5}$. What is the speed of the boat in still water?

A

$1{1/5}$ units.

B

$2{3/4}$ units.

C

$2{2/7}$ units.

D

3 units.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the speed of the boat in still water be u and the speed of the stream be v. The three speeds are u - v, u and u + v. They are in an A.P. with a common difference equal to v, and u as its middle term. Since u is also the speed of the boat in still water, the required answer is: $1{1/5}$.


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