Find the most important variable in the problem. A rower of a canoe row at a rate of 5 miles per hour in calm water. With the current, she can row 14 miles in t
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Find the most important variable in the problem. A rower of a canoe row at a rate of 5 miles per hour in calm water. With the current, she can row 14 miles in the same time it takes her to tow 6 miles against the current. What is the rate of the current?
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Answer:
1 mph
Stepbystep explanation:
EQUATIONS:
b+c = 7 mph
bc = 5 mph

Add the two to get:
2b = 12 mph
b = 6 mph (speed of the boat in still water)
c = 1 mph (speed of the current)