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A person can row 8 1/2 km an hour in still water and he finds that it takes him twice as long to row up as to row down the river. The speed of the stream ?

A.1.78 kmph
B.2.35 kmph
C.2.83 kmph
D.3.15 kmph
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Answer:C
Feedback:Given speed of the person = 8 1/2 = 17/2 kmph
Let the speed of the stream = x kmph
speed of upstream = 17/2 - x
speed of downstream = 17/2 + x
But given that,
2(17/2 - x) = 17/2 + x
=> 3x = 17/2
=> x = 2.83 kmph.

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