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How far apart are the boats? 2016-12-13
From Halley:
Two boats leave port at the same time. Boat A travels east at a speed of 12 km/hr. Boat B travels southwest at a speed of 14 km/hr. After two hours, how far apart are the boats? North is 0 degrees. How do I figure this out. Thanks
Answered by Penny Nom.
Travelling upstream and downstream 2016-10-17
From Kathleen:
It took a boat 2 hours to reach town A going upstream. The way back was 1h20 min. What is the speed of the boat in still water if the speed of the stream is 3 mph?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Travelling with and against he current 2016-02-09
From Lloyd:
A boat travelled 210 miles downstream and back. The trip downstream took 10hrs, the trip back took 70hrs
1. what is the speed of the current?
2. what is the speed of the boat in still water?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A man a ship and a wharf 2014-09-26
From Ralph:
A man om wharf 12 meters above the level of water is pulling a rope tide to a boat at the rate of 2 meters per minute. How fast is the boat approaching the wharf when there are 20 meters of the rope our. (with solution)
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two boats 2011-11-30
From Shayan:
A boat is traveling 20 miles per hour when it passes a lighthouse. another boat is traveling at 15 miles per hour when it passes a point. the lighthouse and the point are 175 miles apart. when will the boats pass each other?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the speed of the current? 2010-05-25
From tien:
a boat travels upstream, against a current, at a speed of 4 miles per hour. On the return trip, the boat travels downstream, with the current , at 10 miles per hour. the speed of the current remains constant. what is the speed of the current?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Sammy and his motorboat 2010-05-11
From Jordan:
Sammy owns a motorboat that travels 4 miles/hour in still water. It goes 12 miles upstream and 12 miles back again (downstream) in a total of 8 hours. Find the speed of the current of the river.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A question from a boat builder 2010-01-01
From Grant:
I am a boat builder, trying to lay out shape of side's elevation. My question is, how do I define the length of a circle's radius, if I know the chord length (20 ft) and the segment of the radius between the chord and the circle is known (7 inches)?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How high is the ledge? 2009-10-03
From gabby:
Standing on a ledge, there is a boat 25 degrees below you. The boat has a 1,000ft. tower. If the angle of elevation to the top of the tower is 15 degrees, how high is the ledge?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Two Boats 2009-05-16
From Simon:
Two boats, one travelling towards the east and the other travelling towards the north, are 10 km apart afetr an hour. If the speed of one boat is 2 more than the speed of the other boat, what is the speed of the faster boat?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The path of a small sailboat 2008-11-19
From jane:
a sailor in a small sailboat encounters shifting winds. she sails 2.00 km East then 3.40 km North East, then an additional distance in an unknown direction. Her final position is 6.68 km directly east of the starting point. find the magnitude & direction of the third leg of the voyage.
Answered by Harley Weston.
How far are the boats apart? 2008-11-14
From dom:
Two boats leave port at the same time. They leave at 150 degree angle. One boat travels at 10mph and the other at 20mph. After two hours how far are the boats apart?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The speed of the boat and the river 2008-10-28
From Jenn:
On the Amazon River in Brazil, a boat goes 50 miles upstream in 3 hours, later the boat returns to the starting point in 2 hours. What is the speed of the boat in still water and what is the current speed in this part of the Amazon?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Angle of depression (declination) between sailboat observations 2007-07-18
From Joyce:
From a cliff 150 ft above a lake, we see a boat sailing directly towards us. The angle of depression of the boat is seen to be 5 degrees and 7 inches and 11 degrees and 18 inches. Find the distance sailed between observations.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Velocity 2007-04-04
From Jessica:
The speed of the current in a river is 2mph. Jessica travels 20 miles upstream and then 20 miles downstream in a total time of 5 1/3 hr. Find the speed of the boat. I know you have to use V= d/t, but what is the equation for time because you have to factor in that upstream the boat is slower and downstream the boat is faster?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Boat trigonometry 2007-04-04
From Kimi:
Hi, I have been working on the attached math problem for my college trig class for over a week. Every avenue I've tried seems to lead either to a dead end, an unreasonable answer, or extremely complicated computations. I was able to calculate the speed of the boat to 3.51 mph, but cannot figure out the measure of angle beta. Once I can figure that out, I can do the rest of the problem. Thanks, Kimi
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
What is the speed of the current? 2007-01-07
From Bob:
A motorboat can maintain a constant speed of 16 miles per hour relative to the water. The boat makes a trip upstream to a certain point in 20 minutes; the return trip takes 15 minutes. What is the speed of the current?
Answered by Haley Ess.
Rate of a boat and a river 2006-12-09
From Dale:
If a boat goes downstream 72 miles in 3 hours and upstream 60 miles in 6 hour, the rate of the river and the rate of the boat in still water respectively are ____?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A boat is being pulled towards a dock. 2006-11-06
From Cassie:
A boat is being pulled towards a dock. If the rope is being pulled in at 3 feet per second, how fast is the distance between the dock and the boat decreasing when it is 30 feet from the dock?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A boat travels 60 miles upstream ... 2006-05-28
From Teenarick:
A boat travels 60 miles upstream against the current in 3 hours. It takes 2 hours for the return trip. Find the speed of the boat in still water.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A boat weighs 1500 lb more than its motor ... 2005-10-17
From Dimitri:
A boat weighs 1500 lb more than its motor and 1900 lb more than its trailer. Together the boat and motor weigh five times as much as the trailer. How much does the boat weigh?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two problems 2005-04-29
From Sara:

#1 A boat is traveling in a straight line across a river from point D, directly opposite town P, to a point Q, two thirds of the distance from town P to town R. Towns P and R are towns on the same side of the lake and are 18 miles apart. Line DQ passes through town S, which is 8 miles north of town R. Points P, Q, and R are collinear. What is the length of QS in Miles?
How many miles does the boat travel across the river?

#2 What is the area of a regular hexagon if the perimeter is 24cm?


Answered by Penny Nom.
A boat travels 12 km upstream... 2003-09-03
From Sohaib:
A boat travels 12 km upstream and back in 1 hour 45 minutes. If the speed of the current is 3km/hr throughout, find the speed of the boat in still water, giving your answerĘcorrect to 3 decimal places.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a fuel tank 2003-08-16
From Phil:
I hope you can help me out with a small problem. My boat has a fuel tank measuring 1680mm long x 630mm wide x 130mm high. Can you tell me how much fuel it will hold in both litres and imperial gallons.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Joe and his dad 2001-08-28
From Sarah:
Joe Spout left a campsite on a trip down the river in a canoe, traveling at 6 km/h. Four hours later, Joe's father set out after him in a motorboat. The motorboat traveled 30 km/h. How long after Joe`s father started did he overtake the canoe? How far had Joe traveled down the river when his father overtook him?
Answered by Leeanne Boehm.
The speed of the boat 2001-07-12
From Sharon:
A motor boat is travelling in a southeasterly direction in water that is flowing from the south at 2km per hour. Show that the speed of the boat is (6 times the square root of 2) km per hour, given that it can travel at 10km per hour in still water.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Average speed 2001-05-01
From Tom:
A ship goes in one direction, west to Hawaii, at 20 nautical miles per hour and, because of the wind, makes the return trip at 30 nautical miles per hour. What is the average speed?
Answered by Claude Tardif.
Two boats 2001-04-19
From Pat:
Two boats head directly toward each other, one of them traveling 12 miles per hour and the other traveling 17 miles per hour. They begin at a distance of 20 miles from each other. How far apart are they one minute before they collide?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two ferry boats 2001-03-25
From Gil:
Two ferry boats leave from opposite shores. One is faster than the other. They meet 720 yards from the nearest shore. They proceed to destination and upon returning they meet 400 yards from the other shore. What is the exact width of the river.
Answered by Penny Nom.
 
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