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A boat takes 4.0 hr to travel 25 km down a river, then 5.0 hr to return.

A. How fast is the river flowing?

B. What is the velocity of the boat relative to the water flow?

2. Relevant equations

V_{AC}=V_{AB}+V_{BC}

3. The attempt at a solution

For some reason I have trouble thinking in terms of the equation... I keep thinking that I can simply divide the time by distance traveled which yields a velocity of 6.25 km/hr for one direction and 5.0 km/hr for the return. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

EDIT: This should probably be in Introductory Physics, sorry. Any help on this section is still appreciated. Thanks =)

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# Homework Help: Relative Velocity of a boat Question

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