MAT103

Franklin College

Erich Prisner

### Writing Project 39:

# Upstream-Downstream-Upstream

A boat goes downstream for 3 hours. Then it turns and goes upstream for 5
hours. Then it turns again, goes 10 miles downstream until it arrives where it
initially started. What is the speed of the boat if the speed of the stream is 3 mph? How long does the boat need for the third part upstream?

What would happen if the speed of the stream would be 6 mph? Can the speed of
the boat and the time the boat needs for the last part
be expressed in terms of the speed of the stream?