Q:
A boat running upstream takes 8 hours 48 minutes to cover a certain distance, while it takes 4 hours to cover the same distance running downstream. What is the ratio between the speed of the boat and speed of the water current respectively?
Answer & Explanation
Answer: D) 8:3
Explanation: Let the speed of the boat upstream be p kmph and that of downstream be q kmph
Time for upstream = 8 hrs 48 min = hrs
Time for downstream = 4 hrs
Distance in both the cases is same.
=> p x = q x 4
=> 44p/5 = 4q
=> q = 11p/5
Now, the required ratio of Speed of boat : Speed of water current
=
=> (11p/5 + p)/2 : (11p/5 - p)/2
=> 8 : 3
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