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A man can row a boat at the rate of 12 km/h in still water, and at the rate of 6 km/h against the stream. At what rate can he row down the stream?


18 km/h.


19 km/h.


17 km/h.


21 km/h.

Ans: a

If v is the speed of the stream, 12 - v = 6, so the speed of the stream is 12 - 6 = 6 km/h. So his downstream speed would be 12 + 6 = 18 km/h.

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