# A sailor goes 8 km downstream in 40 minutes and returns in 1 hour.Determine the speed of the sailor in still water and the speed of the current?

Let the speed of sailor in still water be x km/hr and the speed of stream be y km/hr.

The speed of boat (upstream) = (x - y) km/hr.

The speed of boat (downstream) = (x + y) km/hr.

Now,

A.T.Q.

(1) 8 / x + y = 40 / 60 (Since, Time = Distance / Speed)

===> x + y = 12 ----------------- (1)

(2) 8/ x - y = 1 (Since, Time = Distance / Speed)

===> x - y = 8 ------------------- (2)

===> x + y + x - y = 12 + 8

===> 2 x = 20

===> x = 10

By (1),

===> 10 + y = 12

===> y = 2

Ans :- The speed of sailor in still water is 10 km / hr.

The speed of stream is 2 km / hr.

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 Let the speed of sailor in still water be x km/hr and the speed of stream be y km/hr.The speed of boat (upstream) = (x - y) km/hr.The speed of boat (downstream) = (x + y) km/hr.Now,A.T.Q.(1) 8 / x + y = 40 / 60 (Since, Time = Distance / Speed)===> x + y = 12 ----------------- (1)(2) 8/ x - y = 1 (Since, Time = Distance / Speed)===> x - y = 8 ------------------- (2)On adding (1) and (2),===> x + y + x - y = 12 + 8===> 2 x = 20===> x = 10By (1),===> 10 + y = 12===> y = 2Ans :- The speed of sailor in still water is 10 km / hr.The speed of stream is 2 km / hr.
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right ans by blue star.

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Let the speed of sailor in still water and the speed of stream be x km/h

and y km/h respectively.

Speed of Ritu while rowing

Upstream = (x-y) km/h

Downstream = (x+y) km/h

According to question,

1)40/60*(x+y)=8.

2/3*(x+y) = 8……..(x3)

2(x+y)= 24

X+y=12 --------1

2)1x-y=8

X-y=8----------2

Adding equation (1) and (2), we obtain

X+y  +  x-y = 12+8

2x=20, x = 10.

Putting this in equation (1), we obtain

y+10 =12.

Y = 2.

Hence, the speed of sailor in still water is 10 km/hr [x]

Speed of the current (stream) flow is 2km/hr [y]

hope u understood.

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