# A boat running upstream takes 8 hours 48 minutes to cover a certain distance, while it takes 4 hours...

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/Solution

8 : 7

### Steps/Work

Let the man's rate upstream be x kmph and that downstream be y kmph.

Then, distance covered upstream in 8 hrs 48 min = Distance covered downstream in 4 hrs.

8:7

Answer:C

Then, distance covered upstream in 8 hrs 48 min = Distance covered downstream in 4 hrs.

8:7

Answer:C