## A fisherman can row upstream at 2mph and downstream at 8mph. He started rowing upstream till he got tired and the rowed downstream to his st

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A fisherman can row upstream at 2mph and downstream at 8mph. He started rowing upstream till he got tired and the rowed downstream to his starting point. How far did the fisherman row if the entire trip took 2 hours

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1 year 2021-08-24T01:40:39+00:00 1 Answers 23 views 0

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The fisherman row 6.4 miles total.

Step-by-step explanation:

Let the distance from his starting point to the  point he turn around is “d” miles.

Given  upstream speed is 2 mph and downstream speed is 8 mph.

We now that  time  =  distance /speed

So  the time required to row “d “miles upstream = d/2 hours

The time required to row “d” miles downstream  = d/8 hours.

As the entire trip  took  2 hours  so the equation will be :

d/2 +d/8  =  2

( 4d + d ) /8 =   2

5d  =  16

d  =   16/ 5 = 3.2 miles

So the fisherman rowed a total of  ( 3.2 x 2 ) miles =  6.4 miles.